May 12, 2016
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government White Paper on the Social Participation of Women:
Toward a Tokyo where everyone can lead fulfilling lives
In February 2016, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced its White Paper on the Social Participation of Women. This is the first white paper of its kind compiled by a local government in Japan and lays out policy directions based on a firm understanding and analysis of the current situation for women in the large metropolis of Tokyo.
This symposium will include a panel discussion about the proposals contained in the white paper, including providing broader career opportunities for women, introducing flexible work styles, and facilitating women’s participation in local community activities. The concluding presentation on practical ways for improving business competitiveness through women’s participation will be of interest to many, including business leaders and managers.
May 27, 2016 (Friday), 10:00—11:55, Tokyo Women’s Plaza Hall
PROGRAM (Details in Japanese attached(PDF:2.31MB))
Address from the Governor
Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo
Comments on the White Paper on the Social Participation of Women
Sachiko Fumoto, Operating Officer, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., General Manager, Nikkei BP Institute of Consumer Trends
Panel Discussion: Toward implementation of the proposals in the White Paper
- Sachiko Fumoto, Operating Officer, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., General Manager, Nikkei BP Institute of Consumer Trends
- Touko Shirakawa, Associate Professor, Sagami Women’s University & journalist specializing in Japan’s declining birthrate
- Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo
Senior Director for Gender Equality, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Presentation: Improving business competitiveness through women’s participation
Solving human resourcing issues, reforming working styles, creating the virtuous cycle of profit-making
Fumie Yui, Diversity Consultant, SME management consultant
Please fill in the form (Japanese) on the back of the flier and send by fax to:
- Online (English available)
Please complete the registration form at:
If the event is oversubscribed there will be a drawing for attendance. We will notify registrants who are not chosen in the drawing by telephone or email.
Registration deadline: May 20 (Friday)
Childcare facilities will be available. If the service is oversubscribed, a drawing will be held.
There will be Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation. If you wish to use the service, please check the box on the registration form.
Long-Term Vision for Tokyo
This project is related to the following urban strategy and approach of the Long-Term Vision for Tokyo:
Strategy 6: Leading Global City
Approach 17: Build a society with active roles for all
Gender Equality Section, Citizens’ Affairs Division, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Phone:+81-3-5388-3189 (direct), Japanese only