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Gov’t holds its first roundtable with women online

  • March 6, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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On March 5, the government held a virtual “roundtable dialogue” session exclusively with women for the first time. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Mori Masako exchanged opinions with seven nursery school principals and entrepreneurs.

 

The government aims to increase the percentage of women in leadership positions to about 30% of the total by the 2020s at the earliest. Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said in his video message that “our female empowerment efforts, such the appointment of women to management positions, remain midway through” and showed a commitment to holding dialogue and reflecting the outcome of discussions in government policies.

 

During the virtual session, participants called for government support for child-rearing service providers and stressed the need to teach children about gender equality at an early age. After the meeting, Mori told reporters, “We will start with what we can accomplish.”

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