【Report】 Symposium : “Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and Work-style Reforms”
Date : 8th December, 2018
Place : Shinsenzan-kan Japan Women’s University (Mejiro campus) 2-8-1 Mejirodai,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
RIWAC’s 10th anniversary symposium was held on Dec. 8th. The theme was “Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and Work-style Reforms”. It was successful and fruitful with around one hundred participants.
Part 1: Lectures
“RIWAC’s history of the decade, and Problems of female labor in Japan from the standpoint of international comparison” by Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC
“Diversity Management and Women’s Empowerment” by Mr. Akira Matsumoto, Calbee Senior Chairman
““Issues related to the promotion of female employees” by Prof. Emiko Takeishi, Hosei University
“Family friendly policies and flexible work arrangement in Japan: what makes them effective in improving women’s advancement?” by Prof. Masako Kurosawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Part 2: Panelist Lectures and General Discussion
Panelist Lectures and General Discussion with answers to questions from the floor were held by Prof. Emiko Takeishi, Ms. Yoko Yajima, Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, and Prof. Machiko Osawa. They were also carrying out discussion about both practical issues and their solutions.