GS10 Speakers

Prof Keiko Itani


Professor, Vice president, Kyoto University of Education, Japan

Keiko Itani is a Professor at the Kyoto University of Education and a Vice-President of KUE in charge of student services and international exchange.  She established the Japan Society for Sport and Gender Studies and acted as a President of the society from 2008 through 2014.  She specializes in the pedagogy of physical education and her current research focuses on gender politics for physical education curriculum.  Her research paper titled “Local political issues related to the ‘Improvement of children's physical fitness’, focusing on conditions in metropolitan Tokyo and Osaka prefecture” was awarded the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Prize in 2015.