Workshop on Gender and Political Representation in Asia and Beyond

Expanded workshop program (paper abstracts and presenter bios)

WHEN: November 25 (Friday) & 26(Saturday), 2022
FORMAT: Hybrid (free of charge)
In-person   G-Lab, East Research Building, Mita Campus, Keio University (building #13 in the campus map)
The meeting link is the same for all sessions for both dates; registration is required.


Day 1   (November 25, Friday) 

Morning Sessions (10:00-12:35)

10:00- 10:05  Opening Remarks
Yoshikuni Ono (Waseda University / Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)


10:05-11:15  Gender Differences in Japanese Political Media Coverage
Karen Kaminaga (Waseda University)

11:25-12:35  Intrahousehold Welfare: Theory and Application to Japanese Data
Yoko Okuyama (Uppsala University / Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

—Lunch Break—

Afternoon Sessions (13:30-17:00)


13:30-14:40 The Gendering Impact of Facebook on Candidates’ Self-presentation
Wan-ying Yang (National Cheng-Chi University)

14:55-16:05 Making Parties Work for Gender Equality: Bounded Political Agency of Party Women
Ki-young Shin (Ochanomizu University)

16:20-17:30 Continuity and Change in Women’s Issue Representation in the Legislature: Evidence from the Korean National Assembly, 1948-2022
Min Hee Go (Ewha Womans University)

Day 2  (November 26, Saturday) 

Morning Sessions (10:00-12:35)


10:00-11:10  Widening the Base: Women’s Representation at the Local Level in Indonesia
Sally White (Australian National University)

11:25-12:35  Getting to the Top: Career Paths of Female Ministers in Post-Suharto Indonesia
Ella S. Prihatini (Bina Nusantara University)

—Lunch Break—

Afternoon Sessions (13:30-17:00)

13:30-13:35 Welcome Remarks Yuichiro Anzai (CEO, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)


13:35-14:45 The Political Consequences of the Mental Load
Ana Catalano Weeks (University of Bath)

14:55-16:05 The Limited Effects of Gender in Voter Evaluations: Using a Conjoint Experiment in South Korea
Yeosola Kweon (Sungkyunkwan University)

16:20-17:30  Position Congruity Bias: Why Voters in Developing Countries May be Particularly Biased Against Women as Village Leaders
Paul Schuler (University of Arizona)

17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks Yuko Kasuya (Keio University / Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

This event is co-organized by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Waseda Institute of Political Economy, Keio University, and the V-Dem East Asia Regional Center. For inquiries, contact Yuko Kasuya at