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Etsuko Ogasawara

Japanese Center for Research on Women in Sport

Dr. Etsuko Ogasawara is the founder and Executive Director of the Japanese Association for Women in Sport (JWS). She holds a Ph.D. in Sport Management from the Ohio State University. Currently, she is a professor of sport management at Juntendo University in Japan. In addition, she is one of founders and an executive board member, and chair of the committee of international affairs of the Japanese Association for Sport Management (JASM). She was elected as the President of Asian Association for Sport Management in 2018 for two years term (2018-2021). She will become the president of JASM from July 2022. She has published many research papers on swimming, job satisfaction in coaching, and women and sport issues. In addition, she has made numerous presentations on her research at conferences across Japan and internationally.

Dr. Ogasawara was appointed as the first executive director of the Japanese Center for Research on Women in Sport (JCRWS) that was newly established at the Juntendo University on September 1st, 2014.

In addition, Dr. Ogasawara was awarded the 2018 JOC (Japanese Olympic Committee) Sport Award (Women and Sport Award) on June 14th, 2019.

Before beginning her doctoral studies, she was an assistant professor at the National Institute of Fitness and Sport in Kanoya, Japan, and a head coach of the swim team. At the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, she joined the Japanese national swimming team as a coaching staff.

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