■ Present Status
Director of the Broadcasting Program Council of BS-Fuji
International Society for Gender Studies
Audit of the Japan Society for
Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication
■ Brief Profile
and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
After finishing her study at Ochanomizu University in 1965,
she started her career as an announcer (
and/or personality) of Fuji-TV Company, which was one of the major commercial
network stations in Japan.
The company had a
prejudice against women at that time,
woman anchors were only allowed to work
for four years afetr college graduation. Appealing the company to let
woman workers continue working, she
partially succeeded in working for two
more additional years. She kept her job for six years and then terminated her
currier in TV company.
Then she was given the
full scholarship for studying abroad from the College Women’s
Association of Japan in 1972. She
came to the U.S. to broaden her horizons while completing a graduate study
for Master's degree at San Francisco State University.
In 1975, finishing her graduate study, she
participated in the First World Women’s Conference presented by the United
Nations, held at Mexico City. In 1980 she started working
as an instructor of Universities, while performing freelance writer,
and TV anchor.
In 1985 she became a
professor at Fukushima Women’s College, then,
Edogawa University after five years. In 1995 she became a professor at Musashi University
teaching for both graduate and undergraduate students.
She was a visiting scholar at E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio
University between April 2000 and March 2001.
She assumed deanship between April 2001 and
March 2003. She was appointed for the director of Musashi Research
Institute from April
2004 to March 2006.
In March 2nd, 2013, she gave the farewell lecture and resigned to become a
professor emeritus at Musashi University.
■ Academic Career