Tokyo 30: Behind the Push to Revamp Work Culture in Japan

May 15, 2017 5:45 PM ET

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This week, leaders from business, government, academia and the press gathered in Tokyo as part of our global newsmaker series for a discussion on the changing foundation and dynamics of working life in Japan.

2017 marks 45 years following Japan’s passing of the Working Women’s Welfare Law and over 30 years since the enactment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act . The Japanese government has accelerated its plans to bring about full-scale work-style reform, unveiling an action plan to address the issue earlier this year.

At an event held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo Governor and keynote speaker Yuriko Koike and a panel of women leaders representing prominent media in Japan discussed how to foster a society that allows everyone to achieve a fulfilling and balanced working life.

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