The World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2014) will be held in Tokyo from September 12 (Friday) to September 14 (Sunday). The event is being jointly hosted by four organizations–the Government of Japan, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation), Nikkei Inc., and the Japan Institute of International Affairs–and also is being supported by the Japan Center for Economic Research.
The roundtable discussion will be held on September 13 (Saturday). After the opening session involving all participants, during Session Meeting 1 entitled Promoting Women’s Active Roles in the Economy, and Session Meeting 2 entitled Global Issues and Women’s Initiatives, discussions will be held on (1) Promoting Women’s Active Roles in Companies/Organizations, (2) Women and Entrepreneurship, (3) Infrastructure Necessary to Support Women’s Active Roles in Society (in Session Meeting 1), and (4) Future “Human Security” and Women, (5) Peacebuilding by Women, and (6) A Society where Self-Determination of Women is Assured (in Session Meeting 2). Prime Minister Abe is scheduled to participate.