Empowering Women, Enhancing Society
Redoubling Efforts for Women’s Empowerment
Organized by the Japanese government as a forum for discussing initiatives for women's empowerment, the World Assembly for Women will hold its fifth meeting simultaneously with the Women 20 Assembly. Both events are expected to bring further depth to the discussion
Women Lead the Future of Business
Participation by women in Japanese society is being boosted by both the public and private sectors. At a seminar for women regarded as candidates for next-generation leadership positions in businesses of various types and scales, Prime Minister Abe attended the closing reception in person and offered words of encouragement
Female Social Entrepreneurs Changing Society
Lin Kobayashi is the founder of UWC ISAK Japan, which is gaining a reputation as a center of learning for change-makers. What is a “society where women shine” as imagined by her?
Young Global Leader Focuses on the Circular Economy
Akira Sakano, a “Zero Waste” proponent from a small mountain town, played the important role of co-chair at Davos 2019. What is her message to the world?
“Sea of Japan,” The One and Only Internationally Established Name
The name “Sea of Japan” is the only internationally established name for the sea area concerned. Japan strongly opposes unfounded arguments concerning the name “Sea of Japan,” and is calling for a better understanding of the issue and support for Japan’s position from the international community in order to maintain the sole use of the name, “Sea of Japan”
Reclaiming the Most Beautiful Bay in the World
A report on the situation of marine litter in coastal areas of the Sea of Japan, and the local community activities to protect the beautiful ocean
POWER OF INNOVATION
From Seawater to Drinking Water
A water treatment membrane developed by Toray, Japanese manufacturer of synthetic fibers, is benefiting desalinization facilities around the world. With fresh water in short supply globally, what contributions can be anticipated?
Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide
Empowering Children with Special Needs
A Japanese pediatrician has founded a center of care and learning, to bring smiles to children with special needs in Kenya
Friends of Japan
Urushi: Preserving the Treasure for the World
Suzanne Ross is Japan’s unofficial ambassador for urushi. Her beautiful works and strong message grab hearts both in Japan and overseas
PORTRAITS OF JAPAN:
Awakening of the Flowers
Given its long vertical stretch from south to north, spring progresses gradually up the Japanese archipelago. The much-loved season of cherry blossoms is also when underground bulbs that have weathered the severe winter begin to stir themselves from their slumber
Speech of the Prime Minister
Toward a New Era of “Hope-Driven Economy”:
the Prime Minister’s Keynote Speech at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting,
January 23, 2019
Prime Minister in Action
Prime Minister Abe continues to actively engage in “Diplomacy That Takes a Panoramic Perspective of the World Map.” From December 2018 through February 2019, he attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and met with world leaders, visiting the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Swiss Confederation.
In Japan, he held talks with numerous world leaders who visited Japan