Diversity Project

This project is jointly conducted by the Research Organization of Information and System (ROIS) and the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU). Our goal is to foster a safe, equitable and diverse research environment at academic and research institution across Japan, including the various national and inter university research institutes that compromise ROIS and NIHU. Over the past 2 years, we have led an initiative to investigate effective gender equality policies and practices. The reports we are preparing are to be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The important part of our survey is the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter which is regarded as one of the most successful schemes for promoting gender equality in higher education and research organizations. We would appreciate it if we could share survey results and experience with you to help promote diversity for Japan’s academic community

Steering Committiee

Member List

as of Feb. 2021

Ryoichi FUJII (Mr.  Dr.)

Research Organization of Information and Systems, President

Member of the subcommittee of  Gender Equality, the Committee fo

Scientific Community of the Science Council of Japan

Nobuhiro Kishigami (Mr. Dr.)

Executive Director

National Institute for the Humanities

Masaru Kitsuregawa (Mr. Dr.)

Executive Director

Research Organization of Information and Systems

National Institute of Informatics, President 

Aya Okada (Ms. Dr.)

Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University 

Former Trustee of Nagoya University for international cooperation/HeForShe

Maki Kubo (Ms.)

Special Adviser to the Director, International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN)

The University of Tokyo Institute for Advanced Study

Chikako Yoshida-Noro (Ms. Dr.)


Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry, College of Industrial Technology, School of Medicine, Nihon University


Mayumi Kudou(Ms. Dr.)

Executive Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Promotion, National University Corporation Osaka University