The University of Tokyo Statement on Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Tokyo has adopted the University of Tokyo Statement on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as guidance to all those involved in the university’s activities to encourage the creation of a fair and pluralistic society that respects and embraces diversity. A briefing paper accompanying and explaining the D&I Statement has also been released.
Apr. 14, 2023
Sep. 27, 2022
Notice: Leaflet of "The University of Tokyo Statement on Diversity & Inclusion" (PDF: 5.8MB)
Jun. 24, 2022
Notice: The University of Tokyo Statement on Diversity & Inclusion has been released.
Apr. 5, 2022
Notice: UTokyo is now offering an emergency relief program for scholars and students at risk.
Mar. 8, 2022
Mar. 1, 2022
Notice: UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022 launched
Mar. 31, 2023
“International Women’s Day Symposium “Understanding Feminist Movements Across Borders: Building Transnational Solidarity”
May 20, 2022
“Beyond Women’s Day: Strengthening Communities of Female Talent in Japan”
Mar. 23, 2022
“[GFD Diversity Series] Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academy”
Mar. 23, 2022
“[International Women’s Day Series] Advocating for Equity through Art and Design”
Mar. 17, 2022
“[TCJS Seminar Series] Gender Gaps in the Labor Market in Japan”
Mar. 16, 2022
“[International Women’s Day Series] Strategies for Building Women- and Family-Friendly Workplaces”
Mar. 3-4, 2022
“[International Women’s Day Series] Amplifying Insights from Underrepresented Users to Build More Inclusive Products”
In this series, we present messages of support we received from individuals who endorse our D&I initiatives.
Actions and Messages
Here, we introduce plans and actions related to D&I initiatives from members of the UTokyo community, including deans and directors of various UTokyo organizations.
D&I Initiatives at UTokyo
These interviews with faculty members include topics, initiatives and research related to UTokyo’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Shedding the “men’s university” mantle
- Executive Vice President Kaori Hayashi
- Embracing diversity: Urging students to experience being a minority
- Vice President Takane Ito
- Recognizing unconscious bias
- Professor Naoko Yoshie
- Understanding, partnership cultivate barrier-free culture
- Associate Professor Shinichiro Kumagaya
- International outlook creates a more diverse, global campus
- Professor Yujin Yaguchi
- UTokyo seeks budding female students, offering place to grow, flourish
- Professor Miho Takahashi
These articles feature various information, research and activities related to UTokyo’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
Discover Our People
Students come from all over the world to learn at UTokyo. Read their stories to find out why.
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Support our efforts to promote women’s advancement aid for female students, the creation of a more inclusive campus and other D&I initiatives at UTokyo. Those who donate during the campaign will receive original gifts from the UTokyo D&I Campaign. Anyone can donate, and your donation to UTokyo may be tax deductible.
Information and Support
Office for Gender Equality
The Office for Gender Equality engages in continuous efforts to increase the number of female students at UTokyo. In addition to information on events for female junior high and high school students, the Office’s website features “Spectrum – Campus Voice –,” a section with articles authored by student writers. This section includes information about on-campus initiatives, interviews with students and faculty members as well as with alumni active in various fields.
Disability Services Office
As outlined in the University of Tokyo’s Charter, UTokyo recognizes the intrinsically vital significance of the diversity of its members, including those with disabilities, and strives to create a campus where all its members can safely demonstrate their abilities and participate widely in university activities.
In line with these principles, UTokyo established the Disability Services Office in 2004. The Disability Services Office promotes university-wide barrier-free initiatives, including support for students, faculty and staff members with disabilities.