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2020-2021 "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Collaboration Type)" Seminar -- Diversity in the Era of COVID-19

2020-10-22 (Thu) 13:00 -


Selected as a school to implement the MEXT’s "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Collaboration Type), Osaka University, in cooperation with the National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN) and Daikin Industries, Ltd., has been engaged in the career development of female researchers, which serves as the foundation for creating a diverse research environment, as well as promoting diversity in the local community.

As part of these endeavors, we’ve invited DEGUCHI Haruaki as a lecturer of this year’s seminar. Mr. Deguchi, a founder of Lifenet Insurance Co. and president of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), is also well-known as an educator and avid reader.

The novel coronavirus dramatically changed the way we live and work. What kind of diversity is necessary in this new era? DEGUCHI Haruaki, a true modern titan of knowledge who has visited over 1200 cities around the world and read over 10,000 books, will join us to speak about diversity and inclusion. Come learn together with us and take a big step closer to the realization of an environment in which people’s individuality can truly shine.

Note: This seminar will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

Time and date

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 13:30~15:00 (Doors open an 13:00)


MO Hall, Convention Center, Suita Campus
(This seminar also be held online simultaneously via Zoom Webinars.)


DEGUCHI Haruaki (Founder, Lifenet Insurance Co.; president, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU))

Intended for

Students, faculty, and staff from OU, individuals associated with the Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Collaboration Type)

How to Apply (Prior registration is required)

*If you require special attention, please contact us by Thursday, October 1, 2020.

*Please apply to participate either in-person at MO Hall or online. If you are not sure whether you will attend in-person or online, please follow in the application procedures for both (1) and (2) below.

1. For those attending in-person at MO Hall

Application deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2020

[Faculty members]

Applications should be collected and submitted by department.


Please send an email or fax containing the following information to the email address/fax listed in the Contact/Applications section below:

  1. Name (furigana)
  2. School
  3. Year in school
  4. Email address

*When submitting an application, please title your email “10/22 Seminar Application.”

[Individuals from affiliated institutions]

Applications should be collected and submitted by department.

2. For those attending the online Zoom Webinar

Application deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020

[Faculty members, students, and individuals from affiliated institutions]

Please apply via the URL below. Attendees receive an invitation email message, which includes a link that they can click to join the seminar.

*We plan to accept questions during the webinar, but we encourage those who wish to participate in the Q&A session to attend this seminar in-person at MO Hall.


Osaka University Center for Gender Equality Promotion

[OU faculty, staff, and students]

E-mail ki-danjyo-shien[at]
(*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.)
TEL: 06-6105-5989 (ext. 5989)
FAX: 06-6879-4406

[Individuals from affiliated institutions]

E-mail: danjyo-center[at]
(*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.)
TEL: 06-6105-5988 (ext. 5988)
FAX: 06-6879-4406

The flyer and program for this seminar can be found below and at the website of the Center for Gender Equality Promotion (

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