Access to Quality Education
Vulnerable people and countries still suffer the most from lack of access to education and employment, especially young women in developing countries. To address this issue and create opportunities to learn and work, Japanese entrepreneurs and educators are using technology to expand access to education and employment around the world.
How Japan Is Committed to Education For All
“Education for all” means going beyond formal education by considering varied needs, backgrounds and multi-grade teaching environments.
Advancing girls’ education in Africa
In January 2016, a local Japanese group led by late Dr. IWAO Sumiko, established an all-girls’ junior high school in Arusha, Tanizania, to raise future generations of female leaders in science and technology.
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Sharing Japanese-Style Education Abroad
The Japanese education system is receiving much attention. This all started in 1964 with an international math education study conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
Promoting Women’s Business and Entrepreneurship
How Japan Is Empowering Women on the Global Stage
Empowering women is an integral component of investing human resources, an approach that has helped Japan overcome many challenges over the centuries and allowed its people to flourish.
Empowering Women Through Sustainable Businesses
In the era following the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses prioritizing social responsibility – rather than chasing profits – may become the mainstream. In Uganda, NAKAMOTO Chizu, who runs the handbag and accessory company RICCI EVERYDAY, is supporting local women by using African prints to produce handbags sold in Japan.
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African Print for Women’s Self-Reliance
Japanese woman establishes bag workshop in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, to support both unemployed single mothers who are unable to send their children to school, and impoverished former child soldiers who lack dreams for a better future
Weavers of society and frontrunners of community in Africa
Tailor-made partnerships will empower local initiatives in Africa to make them become global. In Burkina Faso, a Japanese fashion label is partnering with ethical fashion resources to ensure sustainable business and employment for local artisans.