• Please be advised that the speaking order and time of this announcement will change at any time.
  • From 9:43 to 20:00, Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided throughout the day.
  • Note: Roundtables are held in each language, English and Japanese, so no interpreter is available.
9:30 Site open

*To enjoy networking at lunch, please prepare your meal before the conference starts.

9:43 Video start
10:00 Speech/ Talk show 01

Go Beyond

Kaori Sasaki

International Conference for Women in Business, Conference Chair

Back To The Future

Mitsuru Chino

Managing Executive Officer, ITOCHU Corporation
President & CEO, ITOCHU International Inc.

Dream big

Phyllis Newhouse

Founder & CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
Founder of ShoulderUp

A journey into the Evolving Universe

Soichi Noguchi


Views from Google - Empathy and Opportunity

Shie Lundberg

Director, Play & Android, Trust & Safety, Google Inc

Wendy Teleki

Head of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Secretariat, World Bank


Kathy Matsui

Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan

Diversity management strategy

Seiji Nakata

President and CEO, Daiwa Securities Group Inc

Masahiko Uotani

President & CEO (Representative Director)
Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Seiji Sasaki

Slack Japan
Country Manager

Maoko Kotani

Women move the economy

Yumiko Murakami

Head of OECD Tokyo Centre

Makiko Eda

Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum

Asako Aoyama

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation

Minori Takao

NHK World News Anchor

12:20-12:50 Lunch Networking

(Please prepare your lunch in advance)

12:50- Speech/ Talk show 02

Go Beyond: a journalist's perspective

Akira Ikegami

Freelance Journalist

“Go Beyond” in politics

Seiko Noda

Liberal Democratic Party
Executive Acting Secretary-General
Member of the House of Representatives

Shinjiro Koizumi

Minister of the Environment, Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

Go beyond your border


Associate Professor,Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Design

Hiroko Kuniya


Global Marketing and its future

Taide Guajardo

Brand Vice President Europe
Procter & Gamble

ESG investment and Diversity Index

Akihiro Kobayashi

President and COO, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Yosuke Yagi

Representative Director, people first Ltd.
Director, Member of Board, ICMG Co., Ltd.
Chairman and Representative Director, IWNC Co., Ltd.

Junko Nakagawa

President and Chief Executive Officer of Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd (NAM)

Kaori Sasaki

Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc.
Founder & Chair, International Conference for Women in Business

Will media and politics change?

Keiko Kojima

Essayist and visiting researcher
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
University of Tokyo

Daisuke Tsuda

Journalist / Media Activist

15:15- Roundtable meeting by theme (six themes go simultaneously)

*On the day, please choose your favorite theme and participate.
*In addition to the 30-minute talk, there is a 25-minute question and answer time.
*No interpreter available. Either Japanese or English is available.

#Theme 1 Innovative communication (Japanese only, no interpretation)

Lisa Saito

Head of Marketing, Japan
Slack Japan K.K.

Monika Hori

Head of Japan & Korea, Marketing Solutions

Asako Aoyama

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation

#Theme 2 Workstyle reform that raises the business performance

Yoshie Komuro

Managing Director, Work Life Balance

Touko Shirakawa

Journalist about declining birthrates, Author
Specially Appointed Professor of Sagami Women’s University
Visiting professor of Center for General Education, Showa Women’s University
Visiting Researcher of Graduate School of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

Yuka Shimada

HR & GA Director - Japan
Unilever Japan Holdings K.K

#Theme 3 SDGs for corporate value

Hidenobu Shirota

Senior Managing Director, Global Investment Banking Division
Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd.

Asako Osaki

Director, Gender Action Platform
Director, Plan International Japan
National Coordinator, WE EMPOWER Japan (UN Women/ILO/EU programme)

Aya Ito

Partner, Sustainability Promotion Dept.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

#Theme 4 Women on Boards

Meyumi Yamada

istyle Inc.

Tracy Gopal

Principal, Third Arrow Strategies

Kaori Sasaki

International Conference for Women in Business, Conference Chair

#Theme 5 Expand our business

Sarah Liu

Founder & Managing Director
The Dream Collective

Takako Mori

Senior Managing Director of Nomura Holdings, Inc. / Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Melanie Brock

Global Ambassador, Advance
Board Member, Australia-Japan Research Centre Advisory Board
Non Executive Director, Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Chair Emeritus, Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tokyo (ANZCCJ)

#Theme 6 Education for the future

Kirsten O'Connor

The QUEST TOKYO Founder and Director

Kanae Doi

Japan Director
Human Rights Watch

Rie Hirakawa

Superintendent of Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education

Emi Takemura

Representative Director, FutureEdu
Representative Director, Learn by Creation
Co-founder, Peatix.com

16:20- Speech/ Talk show 03

Taro Kono

Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform

「Women in Business & Entrepreneurship」

Sigrid Kaag

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

Living with COVID-19

Nahoko Shindo MD, PhD

Senior Advisor
WHO Health Emergencies Programme
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Women in Finance

Katharine Braddick

Director General, Financial Services
UK HM Treasury

Saiko Nakagawa

Director, International Affairs Office
Financial Services Agency, Japan

Meaning of Travel

Marina Mahathir

Writer, women’s rights and HIV/AIDS activist

Marin Minamiya

M Planning Ltd. CEO

Sayuri Daimon

former executive operating officer and managing editor of The Japan Times

The value of Sports

Yuki Ota

President, Japan Fencing Federation

Yuko Arimori

Board Chair of the Special Olympics Nippon
President of NPO, Hearts of Gold

Yasuko Miyajima

Cultural sports journalist and representative of Cultivator

18:30- Evening program

Networking – please bring some wine and enjoy!

19:30- Special program

“Go Beyond” and Next?

Tomoko Hayashi

Gender Equality Bureau
Cabinet Office, Japan

Today's speakers gather!
There are even more guests coming in! ?

20:00- Scheduled to end