Report in The Japan Times (26 June 2014, Page 11)
Equal opportunities for women in the labor market, especially in leading positions are a challenge and necessity for the business community, government and society in Japan and Germany. The demographic change characterized by low birth rates and aging population is going to intensify over the coming years. Securing of highly talented staff is important for maintaining the competitiveness of enterprises and the economy of a country.
Government and business have begun to intensify their efforts to enhance equal opportunities and participation for women in the economy and in politics. More women in leading positions are a goal for politics and business in Japan and Germany. A comparison of the situation in both countries shall help to improve the implementation of this goal. What are appropriate steps to empower women for promotion on all hierarchy levels? The exchange of experiences and the discussion of answers to such important questions are of paramount importance.
Therefore, the Japanese-German Center Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research and Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) jointly host a symposium, in which specialists from both countries will discuss and compare the current situation and challenges in the promotion of women’s participation in leading positions, as well as the business perspectives from the companies in both countries.
To register you may follow this link, look for the date May 20th (2014年5月20日) in the list of symposia and access the registration form by clicking the orange button (お申し込み). Or you may use the English registration sheet to download at the end of this page (J1594-Registration.pdf).