Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech News
Amidst its efforts to realize a more inclusive campus where every individual can fully realize their potential, Tokyo Tech has established a women-only relaxing room in the Main Building on Ookayama Campus.
The spacious area, a part of the Model Project to Improve the Work Environment for Women funded by the Tokyo Tech Fund, was unveiled on October 17 and is expected to open for use by the end of the calendar year. The space welcomes all female students, faculty, and staff of Tokyo Tech to take a break between lectures, at lunchtime, or any other time that the facility is open.
A team of female students, faculty, and staff members worked on this project, compiling requests from within Tokyo Tech before creating the concept for the space. The interior, designed by 2nd-year female master's students in the School of Environment and Society, includes soothing tatami flooring, a sunken kotatsu table, and individual booths for privacy. The arched motif within the multifunctional space resembles the characteristics of the Main Building itself. The goal was "a peaceful, essential space that supports the daily lives of Tokyo Tech women."
Tokyo Tech continues to actively promote its diversity and inclusion initiatives. In particular, the Institute has boosted its efforts to support women in the past year, focusing on details such as easy access to sanitary napkins in some women's restrooms and accessible toilets across its campuses.
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