Department of Foreign Languages

Guest lecture on the popular Japanese TV drama ”Disappointing Husband" 「残念な夫」

Professor Hitomi Tonomora from The University of Michigan will give a guest lecture entitled 「残念な夫」”Disappointing Husband“ - a Popular Japanese TV Drama - Progress or More of the Same?

Promo picture of Disappointing Husband

The Abe government of Japan has launched policies to expand women's participation in the workforce and to increase the percentage of women in the ranks of management. There are also some efforts to increase female political representations.

But the state-sponsored projects and the day-to-day lives and consciousness of women and men do not necessarily match.  A popular TV drama, "Disappointing Husband", which ended recently, can serve as a starting point for our discussion. 


The lecture will be given in English

Everybody is cordially welcome



Department of Foreign Languages

in collaboration with

Centre for Women's and Gender Research