Obituary: Hiroko HARA

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our former director of the Institute for Gender Studies, Hiroko Hara (Emeritus Professor of Ochanomizu University), on October 7, 2019, at the age of 85 years.

Professor Hara’s association with Ochanomizu University began in 1979 when she obtained a teaching position in the Home Economics Department. Since then, she performed a key role in the Archive of Women’s Studies, the Institute for Women’s Studies and the Institute for Gender Studies. Her contributions to the fields of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies extended far beyond IGS and Ochanomizu University. Professor Hara will be forever remembered by her numerous colleagues and students in Japan and overseas.

Memorial ceremonies for Professor Hara will be held as follows:

Wake: 18: 00–19: 00 October 13th (Sun.)

Funeral: 10: 00–11: 00 October 14th (Mon.)

Venue: Yoyohata Saijo

2-42-1 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03-3466-1006

(Directions) 6 minutes on foot from the South Exit of Hatagaya Station, Keio New Line, or 20 minutes on foot from the North Exit of Yoyogi Uehara Station, Odakyu Line/Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

Chief mourner: Yutaka Hara (the son of the deceased)