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Date : March 12, 2019

Women’s Empowerment in Japan, WAW!/W20 – Toward G20 Summit (W20 Japan 2019 Co-chair Haruno Yoshida)

post date : 2019.03.13

A “society where women can shine” is one of the goals of the Japanese government, and to that end they host the World Assembly for Women (WAW!), an international women’s conference. This year’s WAW!, the fifth, will take place on March 23 and 24, with the theme of “WAW! for Diversity.” As Japan will be hosting this year’s G20 Summit in June, the Women 20 (W20) conference, an engagement group that proposes policy recommendations related to women’s economic participation to the G20, will be held concurrently. 


The FPCJ invited Ms. Haruno Yoshida, W20 Japan 2019 Co-chair, Chairperson and former President of BT Japan, and former Vice Chair of the Board of Councilors of the Keidanren, to speak about initiatives for women’s empowerment in Japan, the state of womenomics, and the significance of the W20.


The briefing had a total of 19 participants, including journalists from China, Germany, and South Korea.

- Date:  March 12 (Tue), 2019, 14:00-15:30

- Briefer:  Ms. Haruno Yoshida, W20 Japan 2019 Co-chair

       (Chairperson,  BT Japan / Former Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, Keidanren) 

- Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)



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