Here Comes the In-Your-Face Feminist. Don’t Miss Our Third Kyoto Kenpou Saron (Constitutional Salon).

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 14:00-16:00 (the audience would be admitted only after 13:00)

Location: Room 21 Meitoku-kan, Doshisha University’s Imadegawa Campus

(Confusing? Then, view this page to get to Imadegawa Campus and use this page to locate Meitoku-kan)


No reservation required.

*Please note that this event will be basically conducted only in Japanese.



At our upcoming third salon, Chizuko Ueno (professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo) is invited as the guest speaker. While active as the director of the Women’s Action Network (third party website, basically in Japanese); she, along with her allies, recently won the hard struggle against conservative camps to overturn Yamanashi-city’s initial decision to cancel her lecture.

With her recently published Ueno Chizuko no Senken-ron (上野千鶴子の選憲論, Chizuko Ueno’s Theory of Popular Selection of the Constitution), she is finally ready to share her thoughts about the Constitution, refusing the tenacious “Goken” (defense of the current constitution)/”Kaiken” (revision of the current constitution) binary opposition.

We look forward to meeting you at the salon.




・Ueno Chizuko no “Senken-ron” 上野千鶴子の「選憲論」 (Chizuko Ueno’s Theory of Popular Selection of the Constitution)

・Exchanges with Students

・Open Discussion with the Floor/Audience

Event Coordinator: Yayo Okano (Professor at Doshisha University/ The Presenter in Chief of Kyoto Association of the 96th Article)


Fees for the Handouts: 1000 yen

*Please note that the fees would be 50% off, reduced to 500 yen, for students.




Address for Postal Mailings: Kyoto 96 jou no Kai, c/o Shimin Kyoudou Houritsu Jimusho, Hirose Building 2F, Karasuma Dori Nijou Sagaru Nishigawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0847, Japan

Telephone Number: 075-256-3320 (Not available on weekends)

Official Website:

*Please note that we would appreciate it if you contact us by email so that we can respond swiftly.


flier (Japanese, coming soon)



We, Kyoto Association of the 96th Article officially set up on November 16, 2013, are striving to turn the tide in our favor, enabling “politics that is based on the three fundamental principles in the current constitution and the principle of constitutionalism and that promises its respect for the current constitution,” by the summer of 2016 when the next election of the House of Councilors are scheduled to take place.

With this goal in mind, our “Kenpou Saron” is designed to be an open gathering where you would be able to mix and mingle with others present in this salon and to discuss with them the idea of peace and human rights that the current Constitution of Japan presupposes.