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“Toward A More Inclusive Society...” March 4th, 2016 (Tokyo)

19-Feb-2016 The promotion of working women is a signature feature of Prime Minister Abe’s growth strategy for Japan (“Abenomics”). Ms. Beatriz Otero, former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for Washington, D.C., will examine opportunities and challenges related to female participation in the workforce, focusing on its intersections with early childhood care and education, as well as elder care. What can be done to increase women’s participation in the workforce? How can government and community work together to create better social infrastructure and support for working women? Ms. Otero will draw on her extensive experience formulating and executing policy related to early childhood education and community development to answer these and other questions.  Mr. Hiroki Sugita, Managing Editor of Kyodo News and former Washington Bureau Chief (2005-2009) will moderate the Q&A.  More information about the event is available on CGP Tokyo's website and also on the  American Center JAPAN's website (Japanese only). 

The talk will be held in both English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation at the American Center JAPAN in Tokyo on Friday March 4th, 2016 from 18:30.  This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.  Please click here to register; the event will also be streamed live on the US Embassy in Tokyo's Youtube Stream

Location: American Center Japan NOF Tameike Building, 8F 1-1-14, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052  

Date: Friday March 4th, 2016 at 18:30-20:00 (Doors Open at 18:00)

Language: English/Japanese with Simultaneous Interpretation  

Registration: Advance Registration is required; please click here to register.

Contact: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6072