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Career Paths for Women in Japan
Meri Rosich, October 13th 2017, WIT, FFJ event

There is high demand for skilled professionals in new areas such as Big Data and at the same time there is the need to bring diverse talent to organizations. Women have the opportunity to develop their full potential, thrive and enjoy work-life balance in career paths where they can set fresh cultures and innovative approaches to work. Join us to hear how to develop your career path in technology.

What's Ailing Womenomics?
The Diplomat, January 26, 2017.
V. Ayano Ogawa, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Pacific Delegate. 
Despite government efforts, cultural pressures continue to dissuade many women in Japan from joining the workforce.

WOMEN AND CAREERS IN JAPAN

WOMENOMICS 

Abenomics Meets Womenomics 
Devin Stewart, Carnegie Council 
Working women have long struggled to make their way in Japan, even in comparison to their counterparts in other advanced countries. But now many Japanese companies are acting to change that on their own—a shift that could provide a much-needed boost to the country's economy. (Foreign Affairs, January 29, 2015.)​​

WOMEN IN JAPANESE SOCIETY 

Two Decades Behind: How to Give Women a Bigger Voice in Japanese Politics
Mari Miura, Sophia University, Tokyo. Pacific Fellow. 
Japan has one of the lowest rates of female representation in politics of any country in the world. What are the reasons for Japan's lack of progress in this area, and what can be done to improve the gender balance in Japanese politics? (nippon.com, June 1, 2016.)​​

Political and Cultural Challenges to Gender Parity in Japan
Mari Miura, Sophia University, Tokyo. Pacific Fellow. Devin Stewart, Carnegie Council. 
In the Global Gender Gap Report, Japan usually ranks around 100 out of 140 countries, says Mari Miura, a specialist on gender in Japan. The main reasons are economic—a huge gender pay gap; political—underrepresentation of women in politics; and cultural—traditional gender and family roles. But younger generations are trying to change these paradigms. (Carnegie Council podcast with transcript, April 25, 2016.)​​

WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

"Speech on Growth Strategy by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Japan National Press Club" (Speeches and Statements by Prime Minister). Abe, S. (2013).
Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet.  ​
 

 

"A Surge in Women's Employment is Driving Japan's Economy."Sposato, W. (2015). Foreign Policy.
 "Holding back half the nation." The Economist. The Economist. (2014).

"Are 'Womenomics' Working In Japan?" Asia Society. (2016).

"Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?" Kuhn, A. (2014).


 "Japan's Government Offered Companies Money to Promote Women—and Not One Took It."Mollman, S. (2016). The Atlantic.  

TOOLKITS 

How to moderate a panel
Meri Rosich, September 2017 

Women tend to avoid participating in public events due to lack of training. Here is a simple guide on how to moderate a panel with simple ideas that will make you look and feel like a professional panel moderator. 
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