Profile of HIGUCHI, Keiko
Graduated from Tokyo University (Literature). Finished the Institute of Journalism (now the Institute of Socio-Information), Tokyo University

Experienced as an editor at Jiji Press news agency and publishing houses. In the 1960s. joined research groups on women's problems. In the 1970s, worked as a critic for the media, writing for newspapers and magazines, and appearing on TV programs

1986-present: Professor of Tokyo Kasei University. Teaching Women's Studies and Family Relations to undergraduate students, and Aged Society Theory to postgraduate students.

2000, Director of the newly established Human Culture Institute of Tokyo Kasei University.

2000, 1st Director, the Center for Advancement of Working Women (The first national institute to promote working women's status created by the Ministry of Labor. It was opened on January 21, 2000.)

NGO Activities:
Representative organizer of the 1st Symposium on the Problems of an Aging Society. This symposium led to the establishment of the following organization in the following year.
Establishment of the "Women's Association for the Better Aging Society" (WABAS). Representative (chairperson) of the Association ever since.
Representation in National and Local Government Advisory Bodies:
National Government:
Council for Gender Equality, Prime Minister's Office
Committee for the Promotion of Decentralization (appointed by the Parliament)
Subcommittee on Health and Welfare for the Elderly, Council for Medical Insurance and Welfare, Ministry of health and Welfare - deliberation on the Public Long-Term Care Insurance
Local Government
Chairperson, Council on Women's Issues, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Participated in the UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo as a member of the Japanese delegation representing an NGO "Women and Health Network '94, (1st NGO representative in the official delegation).
Also participated in the NGO Forum held in parallel to the ICPD.
Participated in the World Conference on Women in Beijing, as a representative of a GO.
OECD "Paying for Care - Percussions for Women Who Care"
Japan's representative in the Experts Committee, and writer of the report on the Public Long-Term Care Insurance Scheme.
Japan-Korea conference on an Aging Society co-organized by WABAS and two Korean government agencies. Keynote Speaker.
- Bringing Up Girls (both in Japanese and English)
- Passport to an Aged Society (Japanese)
- Those who are good at aging, and those who are not, (Japanese)
Authored or edited more than 100 other books.

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