Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe on Empowering Women in Japan

September 24, 2014
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The Abe administration seeks to increase the number of women in management positions to 30 percent by 2020 as part of their growth strategy to boost the Japanese economy. How do we tackle major roadblocks, such as insufficient support for childcare and career development after childbirth? What measures have companies already taken to promote women’s empowerment in the workforce? Most fundamentally, what would encourage women to aspire for management positions? In this program, Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe gives her special remarks on women’s empowerment, followed by a dialogue on ways to create a society where “women can shine.” 

Co-organized by KEIDANREN.

Keynote Speaker: 
Akie Abe
, First Lady of Japan

Guest Speaker:
Takashi Hatchoji
, Chairman, Hitachi America, Ltd.

Matthew Goodman
, Senior Advisor for Asian Economics and the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic & International Studies


9:00-9:30am:     Registration and buffet breakfast
9:30-10:30am:   Keynote speech, Q&A and Dialogue

This is a free event by invitation only. Due to heightened security in the area of the United Nations General Assembly, all attendees must pre-register and present their registration confirmation at the entrance.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
  • 9:00 am