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ABOUT THE AUTHOR After earning her B.A. from the University of Tokyo, Professor Bando embarked on her distinguished 34-year career as a civil servant. She has served in the Prime Minister’s Office in Japan, as Vice-Governor of Saitama Prefecture, and as Consul General of Japan in Brisbane, Australia. A prolific author of numerous books, her most recent publication is Toward a Gender Equal Society. During the 2004-05 academic year, Professor Bando was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Women and Public Policy Program. Currently, she is Vice President of Showa Women’s University in Tokyo. While at the Harvard Program on U.S.-Japan relations during academic 2006-07, Professor Bando conducted a comparative study of women executives in Japan and the United States.
ON THE OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE PROGRAM ON U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS Established in 1980, the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies enables outstanding scholars and practitioners to come together for an academic year at Harvard University. During that year, Program Associates take part in a variety of activities and conduct independent research on contemporary U.S.-Japan relations, Japan's relations with the rest of the world, and domestic issues in Japan that bear on its international behavior. The Occasional Paper Series is wide-ranging in scope. It includes papers that are valuable for their contributions to the scholarly literature; it also includes papers that make available in English the policy perspectives of Associates from government, business and banking, the media, and other fields on issues and problems that come within the scope of the Program. Needless to say, all papers represent... [continues]
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