January 11, 2019
Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
Toward a society in which all women shine
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clearly stated in his address at the Sixty-Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 26 September, 2013, the Government of Japan will cultivate the power of women as the greatest potential for the growth of the Japanese economy, and further strengthen cooperation with the international community as well as assistance to developing countries with the belief that creating "a society in which women shine" will bring vigor to the world.
The “Power of Women” has the greatest potential in Japanese society, which is not yet fully mobilized. It is essential for a vibrant and growing society to create an environment where women can demonstrate their power to the fullest extent.
At the United Nation’s General Assembly, Prime Minister Abe emphasized Japan’s intention to enhance cooperation with the international community and its assistance to developing countries for women’s empowerment and gender-equality, as part of its effort to address global agenda.
Toward a “society in which all women shine” Japan will strongly promote assistance to developing countries through its close cooperation with civil societies including NGOs and business circles.
- Registration for Official Side Events for "Shine Weeks" (December 25, 2018)
- 5th WAW!/ W20 Program (December 14, 2018) (PDF)
- Foreign Minister Kono Attends the Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Co-hosted by Canada and the EU(September 22, 2018)
- Japan’s Position with regard to the consideration of the ROK at the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Statement by Press Secretary Norio Maruyama) (February 23, 2018)
- Launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) (July 8, 2017)
- G7 Guiding Principles for Capacity Building of Women and Girls (May 27, 2016) (PDF)
- G7 Initiative on Women and STEM : Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS) (May 27, 2016) (PDF)