About CGS

CGS stands for the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. Established in April 2004, this center offers a new communication space to anyone who is interested in the issues of gender and sexuality.

The CGS has three major goals. First, we will break away from passive strategies that rely mainly on consuming information from the western world. Instead, we will work to actively collect and convey relevant information in Japan to the rest of the world. Second, we will work to build networks with and among people in Asia who are interested in women's/ men's/ gender studies. Third, we will support the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies of ICU, which has launched a new stage of gender studies by including the natural sciences.

Please keep in touch with us.

Scenery of the campus of ICU

Books and Audio-visual Materials Lending Service
CGS has books and audio-visual materials related to gender and sexuality issues. We have a wide variety of books. Books are recommended by CGS-affiliated faculty and staff that range from introductory explanations of gender to academic pieces employing gender analysis as a key method of critique. Selected DVDs related to Gender Studies are available as well.

We provide books and audio-visual materials related to Gender and Sexuality Studies for anyone who is interested. You don't have to be a ICU student, faculty member or staff to use our library. Those who would like to only read the books are welcome as well.

Access to CGS
Directions to ICU

Directions inside the campus:
CGS is located in Room 301 in the 3rd floor of the ERB building (Education and Research Building). It is open from 12:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday, except when the university is closed.
(It is location no.5 in the map below)
Campus Map

ERB building

Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University
ERB 301, 3-10-2 Osawa Mitaka Tokyo
181-8585 JAPAN
Email: cgs_icu.ac.jp(replace_with@)
URL: http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/cgs/en/
facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/icu.cgs
Twitter: icu_cgs

Last updated: 5 October 2023

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