Conference on Women – June 4th – Institut Francais

Digital Media, a way towards Women’s Empowerment?

header-objectThursday, June 4th, 2015, @ 7pm

Conference organized by Femmes Actives Japon Association, in partnership with

the CCI France Japon at the Institut Français


Women used to be under-represented in traditional media, but the new digital media might ignore the gender gap. Can it be a new platform for women to express themselves, promote roles models and women leadership?

How is Digital Media used by women in Japan compared to countries and regions such as Korea or Europe?

How can it help change the perception of women and promote women leadership vs traditional media?

How could women further utilize this tool to promote their cause and facilitate their work life?


The conference on Thursday June 4th will gather five female representatives of traditional media, internet players and topic experts: (alph.)


Sonja Blaschke is a German journalist, author and TV production coordinator/producer. Kaori Hayashi Kaori Hayashi is Professor of Media and Journalism Studiesat the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo.
Iwamura.jpeg Miki Iwamura is Managing Director, APAC Brand & Marketing, CMO, Japan, Women@Google Japan Chapter Chair, at Google Japan.

Kyungjoo Kim

Kyungjoo Kim is Associate Professor at the International Department of Tokai University College of Arts and Sciences.

Hiromi Ohnishi

Hiromi Ohnishi is Executive Director of Digital Business / International Affairs / Education Business at The Asahi Shimbun.






The conference, in English, is open to all.

To register, please send an email to:

with your contact details and the number of guests. The debate will be followed by a networking buffet with the panelists at the Brasserie of the French Institute.


Date: Thursday June 4th, 2015
Time: from 19:00 to 21:30, doors open at 18:45
Venue: Institut Francais du Japon
Address: 15 Ichigaya funagawara-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8415
Language: English
Participation fee: 4500 yens (incl. food and drinks)

Deadline for registration: June 3rd, 12 am
Payment at the door
Payment will be required for cancellations or no-show after this deadline.