UENO Chizuko is a leading Japanese feminist scholar and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo. Her areas of specialization include gender theory, women’s studies and family sociology. After graduating from the Graduate School of Kyoto University, she served as Associate Professor at Heian Jogakuin Junior College, Visiting Researcher at the University of Chicago and Associate Professor at Kyoto Seika University. Her overseas appointments include Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn and at the University of Mexico. She became Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, in 1993, and then Professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tokyo, in 1995. In recent years, she has been involved in research on aged care.