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Date : August 27, 2015

Notice (Press Briefing): Work-Life Balance Will Change Japanese Society

post date : 2015.08.10


FPCJ Press Briefing: Work-Life Balance Will Change Japanese Society

Ms. Yoshie Komuro, President of Work-Life Balance Co., Ltd.


As creating an environment where it is possible to both work and raise a child at the same time becomes an urgent need, work-life balance initiatives are gaining purchase in companies and government agencies. The national government is also aiming to fundamentally reform systems and common practices related to how men and women work, in order to encourage active participation of women in the workforce.


Just ahead of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! 2015, hosted by the Government of Japan), the FPCJ has invited Ms. Yoshie Komuro, president of Work-Life Balance Co., Ltd., to speak about the current state of work-life balance in Japan, its issues, and proposals for improvements.


Ms. Komuro has provided consultation services to over 900 companies on work-life balance to create highly productive organizations. She launched a new internal support service at Shiseido for women to return to work after maternity leave, receiving recognition as an entrepreneur within the company, before establishing Work-Life Balance Co., Ltd. in 2006. She is also a private-sector member of Prime Minister Abe's Industrial Competitiveness Council and a member of the Central Council for Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


Date: August 27 (Thu), 2015, 14:30-16:00

Place: Foreign Press Center of Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.


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