Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.

April 12, 2017 - April 12, 2017
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Evening Panel

Wednesday, April 12, 6—8:30 PM

Online registration for this event has closed. Please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 to register.

In today’s busy world, maintaining work-life balance can feel challenging, especially when juggling heavy workloads, family responsibilities, and private commitments. The Abe administration has been trying to tackle this issue by making it a key priority to advance work-style reforms to reduce long working hours and improve labor productivity. This program will focus on the professional life and appropriate working styles for increasing productivity and efficiency. Speakers discuss how organizations are responding to increased work-life balance concerns, as well as their personal stories and insights on balancing family, work, and life. The panelists also examine what kind of programs and policies are needed in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance that allows both men and women to succeed at home and in the workplace.

Tatiana Goldberg, Leadership Development Director, Unilever North America
Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Jean Wynn, Managing Director & Market Segment Lead, Corporates & Public Finance, BNY Mellon

Keti Mehta
, Vice Chair, Tri-State Diversity Council

6–6:30 PM         Registration
6:30–8 PM         Panel Discussion and Q&A
8–8:30 PM         Wine and Sushi Networking Reception


Non-members: $20
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15
Academic and government: $15

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business & Policy program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Part of Women on the Rise
A long-term initiative bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field.

The Business & Policy Program’s Women on the Rise event is in part supported by Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and Hitachi America, Ltd.  


This program is part of the Japan Update Series, supported by a generous grant from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation – through the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.


  • Apr 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm