On October 1, 2020, Sasakawa USA was pleased to host Minister Yoko Kamikawa, recently selected to serve as the Minister of Justice for the new cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. In this virtual roundtable, Min. Kamikawa discussed the impact of COVID-19 on women in Japan, women’s leadership in business and politics in Japan, and how Japan can increase diversity in political leadership during COVID-19.
Sasakawa USA Program Assistant Brittney Washington outlines some of the challenges unique to women of color as they pursue careers in defense and foreign relations in a recent article for Ms. Magazine. Washington, who co-wrote the piece with Jeesue Lee, a former researcher at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the national security sector in “To Pluck a Brown Feathered Goose: On Being a Woman of Color in National Security.”
Author: Muta Kazue
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
This column, “High Court Decisions Augur Long Road to Women’s Equality in Japan,” is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. The article originally was written and published in Japanese on March 3, 2016 and in English on March 24, 2016. For the original posting, click here. On December 16
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