Mary C. Brinton (Harvard University), "Why Does Japanese Fertility Remain So Low? Lessons from a Misguided Policy Approach"


Monday, January 30, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Huguette and Michael Porte Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St., and Online (Zoom)

Brinton seminar poster

Mary C. Brinton 
Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Moderator: Christina L. Davis
Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

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Additional Resources

  1. Mary C. Brinton, 「縛られる日本人:人口減少をもたらす「規範」を打ち破れるか」. Sep. 20, 2022, published in Japanese by 中央公論新社 (Chuokoron-Shinsha).
  2. "Audio: Japanese PM vows to take urgent steps to tackle birth rate."  Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview with Mary C. Brinton, Jan. 23, 2023.
  3. Mary C. Brinton, video message to the World Assembly for Women (WAW!), December 2022 conference.
    See also: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2022 website.