Women Rising in Japan? A Post-Trip Briefing by Mine The Gap

On December 4, 2018, Sasakawa USA hosted a lunch discussion with Mine The Gap co-founders, Kristin Haffert and Jessica Grounds to discuss their takeaways from their recent trip to Tokyo, where they shared best practices in training women to run for political office. This policy lunch event was moderated by Sasakawa USA Research Assistant Darah Phillip.

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Barriers stunting progress in women’s economic, political empowerment topic of Speaker Series events

Author: Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Policies under the umbrella of “Womenomics” enacted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have had an effect on gender equality in Japan, but many barriers still stunt progress in women’s economic and political empowerment, leading expert Mitsuko Horiuchi said at a Sasakawa USA event on April 27. Sasakawa USA welcomed Ms. Horiuchi, the President of

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Panel discussion focuses on methods for empowering women in developing Asian countries

Author: Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Just a day after International Women’s Day, Sasakawa USA co-hosted “U.S.-Japan Dialogue on International Development,” a public forum with The Asia Foundation on March 9, 2016, featuring prominent figures in both Japanese and U.S. civil society to discuss women’s rights and empowerment in Asia. The challenges that women face when seeking equal opportunities in the

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