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Tuesday 7 May 2024

Women in Work: Why Does Japan Lag Behind? - Photos

Women in Work: Why Does Japan Lag Behind? - Photos

On Thursday 2 May 2024, we held the first in-person event within our ‘Women in Work: Japan’ series. 

The panel discussed gender inequality in Japan, where the World Bank and World Economic Forum rankings highlight persistent gaps in political and economic participation despite advances in education and health.

The event was moderated by Emiko Terazono (Editorial Staff, Financial Times) with insights and expertise shared by our panelists:

  • Kayo Ito (Senior Vice President, Japanese Multinationals, NTT DATA Inc);
  • Helen Macnaughtan (Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management, SOAS University of London);
  • Daisuke Tsuchiya (Head of Japan, Brunswick Group);

With a video message from Stefanie Drews (President, Nikko Asset Management).

The discussion was followed by a captivating Q&A session with the audience. To conclude the evening we held a sake tasting reception, with 20 varieties of sake provided by Sake Samurai. The Japan Society is extremely grateful to leading Corporate Partner, Nomura International plc, for hosting this event.

Photographs by Gregory Owain.