Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 Official Side Events

January 16, 2018
Japanese

Panel discussion on "Women's entrepreneurship and employment"Open a New Window

Organizer:
Women entrepreneurs of international small-business (WEIS)
Location:
Shibuya Workers Welfare Hall (Shibuya Kinrou Fukushi Kaikan)
Date:
30 Jan 2018 (Tue) 19:00 (Door open at 18:30)
Overview:
Having charming women entrepreneurs who involve with small but international business as panelists, the discussion on “Women's entrepreneurship and employment” and “Obstructions and issues for Japanese women to become internationally successful” shall be done.

Equipping the next generation of leaders- female talents

Organizer:
The Dream Collective
Location:
The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo
Date:
2018/1/19
Overview:
Join us at the luncheon, over 3-course lunch at The Peninsula, with a keynote speech from the General Manager from The Peninsula, a panel of top female executives in Japan, and meet fellow young female leaders. Together let us start an important conversation on how we can successfully equip and empower the next generation talents, to help female talents thrive in the workforce and become leaders.

Women's Leadership Summit "This is Her Life"Open a New Window

Organizer:
UNISC International
Location:
Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo
Date:
2018/2/3
Overview:
Our event targets female students as its primary participants and invites five female leaders who have been active in various fields of public and private sectors as lecturers. We provide participants with opportunities to audit the lecturers’ stories of successes and challenges they experienced in their workplaces. Our goals are to help participants to envision their future career plans and to achieve a society where women can shine.

Symposium for Promoting Diversity in the Research EnvironmentOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Kanazawa University
Location:
ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL KANAZAWA 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom OOTORI
Date:
19th, December 2017
Overview:
We will hold a symposium on the theme of "Challenge to foster diverse research human resources" as a event of the "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment" by Kanazawa University together with Toyama Prefectural University and YKK Corporation.

WAW! Shine Week Official Side Event by Japan and the UK Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Global Action: Session with the UN SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila PattenOpen a New Window

Organizer:
British Embassy in Tokyo and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governemt of Japan
Location:
British Embassy in Tokyo
Date:
Monday, 30th October 2017, 15:30-17:30
Overview:
UK and Japan cohosted event on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative as a part of UK-Japan cooperation. UN SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten gives speech on current situation of sexual violence in conflict in Africa and Asia and how international community should tackle.

MetLife Japan Symposium - Diverse Work Style – Lessons Learned

Organizer:
Metlife Insurance K.K.
Location:
Metlife Insurance K.K.
Date:
December 14, 2017 (Thu.)
Overview:
What can we do to help our society prepare for a declining birth rate and an aging society? Inviting leaders from both the public and private sectors to discuss and share best practices of companies and individuals in leveraging diverse work styles to promote continued growth.

Diversity Self Management Study GroupOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Woman & Regional Activity Propulsion Organization
Location:
WAO Seminar Room
Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Overview:
Osaka City University will hold a workshop in the sponsorship of the Business School "diversework styles Study Group". After the (1) case studies, carry out the exchange of information andopinions. (2) accumulation of lecture (3) case for diversity, explore the clues to solve the nowproblems in the issue of research.

New usage of okinawan turmeric &winter melon for woman health,elderly care as India Ayurveda medical methodOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Japan Antiaging &Health Design Association
Location:
EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa, Hotel & Spa
Date:
2018/1/6
Overview:
Seminar of New usage of okinawan turmeric & winter melon as India Ayurveda Medical method by Ayurveda Beauty college.It will be very helpful for woman health and aging care for elderly care

Coca-Cola 5by20 Women Empowerment Symposium: "Using the sharing economy to create a new work style for women – a new type of entrepreneurship"Open a New Window

Organizer:
Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited
Location:
Belle Salle Roppongi
Date:
13:00-16:45, Thursday, 16 November 2017
Overview:
The 5by20 Symposium was created to help women who are interested in entrepreneurship but do not know how to get started. This time, we will discuss the possibilities for using the sharing economy to become an entrepreneur.

ASEAN-Japan Women Entrepreneurs’ Linkage Program (AJWELP)Open a New Window

Organizer:
ASEAN-Japan Centre
Location:
Le Méridien Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Date:
December 3-6 2017
Overview:
AJWELP provides a package of support to starter women entrepreneurs in ASEAN. The participating entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to learn to become right entrepreneurs, to improve presentation skills, and to create networking with companies, senior entrepreneurs and AJWELP peers through the AJWELP program, such as (1) Workshop, (2) Business Presentation Event, (3) Company visit (optional), and (4) Social program.

Peace is … Solidarity

Organizer:
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Location:
UN Visitors Lobby
Date:
2017/11/13
Overview:
As the 5th Peace is… event, which the Japan Mission to the UN has launched in this April focusing on art and culture as the medium for anyone to feel closer to the UN, WAW! participants are invited to attend together Lady Ambassdors etc. to join the cultural performance by COBU, Japanese female drum group to appeal the significance of Solidarity to promote Women issues in the UN.

Ladies First (Track & Field Championship for Women in Tanzania)Open a New Window

Organizer:
Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) Tanzania Office
Location:
Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
Date:
November 25-26, 2017
Overview:
The First Track & Field Championship only for Women in Tanzania will be held to provide a good opportunity for the women athletes, as well as to enlighten Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, Sports Promotion, SPORT FOR TOMORROW, and achievement of SDGs in Tanzania.

Women leaders in the knowledge age: perspectives in Science, Technology, Education and Culture

Organizer:
AMEJ, Asociación Mexicana de Ex becarios del Japón (Mexican Association of Former Scholars of Japan) (元在日メキシコ留学生協会)
Location:
Auditorium of the Japanese Embassy in Mexico.
Date:
January 26th, 2017
Overview:
This event is aimed to create a space of dialogue and interaction among panelists where they share their views regarding their experiences: Challenges and achievements; their opinion about the inclusion and the success of women in their field; their perspective about the efforts the Mexican government does to empower women and a proposal on how to boost the empowerment of women.

Change generators: Women who make an impactOpen a New Window

Organizer:
The Colombian - Japanese Former Students Association ACOJE (Asociación Colombo Japonesa de Exbecarios)
Location:
University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Date:
November 18th 2017
Overview:
Colombia and Japanese women of all sectors (A high rank military official, a diplomat, a traditional singer, an world famous orinami artist and a cacao reasercher) will get togeher to share how they have been able to make an impact in the industry they are part of and to discuss how they can contribute to a bilateral dialog between Colombia and Japan in regads women empowerment.

UNITAR Hiroshima Women's Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme for World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016

Organizer:
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office
Location:
Kobe, Osaka, Sendai and Tokyo
Date:
From 2nd November to 11th November
Overview:
The programme invites thirty-six female participants from Government and civil society, selected from eighteen Small Island Developing States in Pacific Ocean at risk from tsunami. The programme will be held at Kobe, Osaka, Sendai and Tokyo with the focus on the women's leadership in Tsunami-based disaster risk reduction.

APEC Top Management Form on Diversity Management for Women’s Empowerment

Organizer:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Location:
The Tokai University Club,Kasumigaseki Building 35th Floor 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 100-6035
Date:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Overview:
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a forum aiming at dissemination of diversity management as a continuous source of mid- to long-term corporate value. This forum will bring together business owners, investors and other persons engaged in leading efforts for successful diversity management from APEC member economies, including Japan, and present keynote speeches, participate in panel discussions and other events.

Emerging Women Entrepreneurs Forum

Organizer:
The Nippon Foundation / Japan International Cooperation Agency
Location:
Shibuya Hikarie
Date:
December 4, 2017 17:00 - 20:00
Overview:
Female entrepreneurs, from Africa and Asia, and Japanese companies come together to discuss about cooperation and creation of new economic and social value under the theme of "Contribution of Women Entrepreneurs to Local Development : Possibility of Expansion and Challenges of Community Based Business".

All Japan "oppai" SummitOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Writers’ Network
Location:
Tokyo Women's Plaza
Date:
2017/11/3 10:15
Overview:
“Breastfeed in public”is right or wrong? One college woman posted on the newspaper that “I wish mothers breastfeed in a nursing room, not in a restaurant's table”. This cause the endless discussion. In this event, various specialists and journalist discuss about this statement. Including “breastfeeding show”.

JIRCAS International Symposium 2017 "Promoting an Active Role for Female Researchers in Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Research"Open a New Window

Organizer:
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Location:
U Thant International Hall, UNU (5-53-70, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Date:
November 2, 2017 (Thursday)
Overview:
In this symposium, we shall discuss matters related to promoting an active role for female researchers in agriculture, food, and nutrition research.

Working Mother of the Year Award 2017

Organizer:
Powermama Project
Location:
Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower 27floor 2-7-1 nihonbashi chuoku Tokyo
Date:
8 December, 2017
Overview:
"Working Mother Of The Year" is the award held 3rd anniversary this year by Power Mama Project which honors the greatest working mothers who encouraged and gave power to the working mothers this year

Sales Department Girls Section/ Autumn Fes. 2017 “Super Communication Skill × Work Style Reforms = Achieve Your Goal!!”

Organizer:
A general incorporated association Association of Sales department girls section
Location:
Tokyo-To Shinjyuku-Ku Nishishinjyuku
Date:
November 23th
Overview:
Women engaged in sales have discussion to achieve their goal in terms of followings below,
  1. Communication with their client to do at initial business negotiation
  2. What is the essential of Work Style Reforms and it for women engaged in sales?

Sales Department Girls Section/MINI WAW! Branch Office2017

Organizer:
A general incorporated association
Association of Sales department girls section
Location:
Hokkaido, Yamagata, Tochigi, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Tokushima, Ehime, Kouchi
Date:
October 1st to 24th, 2017
Overview:
We gather realistic voices in rural areas as for the current situation and the further solution about unpaid work such as housework and child care.

Women's Health Education Program "Kagayaki School"

Organizer:
Women's Health Education Project (Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. and MSD K.K.)
Location:
49 high school across the country (30 high schools during the Shine Weeks)
Date:
June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Overview:
Kagayaki School sends a gynecologist to high schools to offer a visiting class to support education on women's health, including menstruation, contraception, reproductive health, female diseases, and life and family planning. The program aims to enhance adolescents' literacy on women's health and empower them to maintain work-life-health balance and achieve their career and social aspirations.

91st UNITAR Public SessionWoman and Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - Comparing Perspectives between Japan and the Pacific States -

Organizer:
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office
Location:
Iidabashi (Tokyo)
Date:
10th November
Overview:
This public session proveides multi-sided opinions on tsunami-based DRR and women's leadership and includes three female panelists from United Nations agencies in Japan.

The charity lunch which enjoys the sea, a winter scene of Shonan with Hula

Organizer:
International Soroptimist of Chigasaki
Location:
CHIGASAKI GEIHINKAN
Date:
29,1,2018
Overview:
It is intended to collect homage funds to improve life and the position of a woman and the girl and enjoys culture hula of sister city Honolulu of Chigasaki-shi and a meal and introduces the Orizuru interchange of the Soloptimist club of both cities.

"Thinking on DRR with Multi Stakeholders: Views from Women, Person with Disabilities, Children, Elderly, and Foreigner"

Organizer:
JICA Tohoku
Location:
Sento KAIKAN 5F・B
Date:
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. 10:00~16:00
Overview:
Through the event, the participants of “Gender and Diversity in Disaster Risk Reduction” and the people of Tohoku region exchange ideas and experiences to promote women's leadership in DRR

2017 ACCJ Tokyo Women in Business SummitOpen a New Window

Organizer:
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Location:
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
Date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 07:00 P.M.
Overview:
Despite their understanding of the benefits of increased diversity at the manager level, it can be difficult to know where to start with implementation. This summit will aim to provide practical advice for companies that are looking for the starting point, based on best practices of other companies in Japan.

Consensus-building for Reconstructing Disaster Resilient Society with Diversity and Gender Perspectives in Japan and the World

Organizer:
Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR)
Location:
World Bosai Forum, Sendai International Center
Date:
26 November 2017
Overview:
Participatory consensus building is indispensable for rebuilding disaster resilient society, well reflecting specific needs of such vulnerable groups as women, the aged and persons with disabilities. The session will discuss how multiple stakeholders could collaborate and aim for human-centered reconstruction.

HeForShe Engaging Youth to Achieve a Society Where Everyone Shines Open a New Window

Organizer:
UN Women, Shiseido Company Ltd.,
Location:
United Nations University 2, 3, 4Floor
Date:
14 October 2017
Overview:
This event aims to encourage High school and University students who participated the joint programme offered under the partnership between UN Women and Shiseido to think about the gender issues as everyone’s issue. It will empower the youth to demand their rights by creating an environment where they can both voice their concerns, ideas, recommendations and their concrete actions to address gender issue and be heard by representatives across different sectors.

JASSC's 4th Annual Women's Leadership Counts ConferenceOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Japan America Society of Southern California
Location:
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills (2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90045 USA)
Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Overview:
In 2014, the JASSC's Women's Leadership Counts Initiative was created as a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for women in business on both sides of the Pacific to engage in professional and leadership development. The 2017 conference will bring together influential leaders from Japan and the U.S. to address "Talent Innovation: Going Beyond Unconscious Bias to Lead Generational Diversity". Join us to learn how effective leaders are innovating with their talent across generations.

The Fourth Symposium for Shining Women: "The passion of high school students creates the future of Japan" -We are expecting high school students to think career plans-Open a New Window

Organizer:
Woman & Regional Activity Propulsion Organization
Location:
Knowledge Theater
Date:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Overview:
Through this event, we would like to inspire high school students to hold their own image of future life plan, and to create opportunities to consider their career formation, significance and perspective of working.
Part I: Lecture · Research presentation by high school student · Panel discussion
Part II: Lecture by Mr. Ken Shimizu

Empowerment of Women in the U.S. and JapanOpen a New Window

Organizer:
Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
Location:
Bellevue City Hall (300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date:
2017/9/14
Overview:
The Business Round Table will provide a panel discussion on how we can empower women in the workforce. A group of distinguished local and global leaders across politics and business will discuss the current challenges faced in both U.S. and Japan and what we can learn from each other's best practices.