Gender and Japan’s International Relations

Gender and Japan's International Relations

Yumiko Mikanagi - International Christian University, Division Social Science

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

Feminist International Relations scholars have been claiming that both theories and the actual practice of international relations reflect gender. More specifically, these scholars claim that the underlying assumption that the international world consists of rational actors seeking to maximize power (and foreign policies based on this assumption) reflects male experiences and masculine ideals. In my lecture, I will reflect on this view by examining gender, masculinity in particular, in Japan and its foreign policy.

Japan, Transregional