• (F) refers to the facilitator.
  • Negotiations are ongoing for additional speakers. Check the website for further announcements.
  • Speakers are subject to change, cancellation, or addition without notice.
  • Interpretation: Speeches during the Plenary Session will be simultaneously interpreted. Interpretation will not be available for the Roundtable Discussions or the Networking Party.
10:00

OpeningLIVE STRONG

Kaori Sasaki

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

10:15

SpeechFlexible but strong politics

Seiko Noda

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Member of the House of Representatives,
Liberal Democratic Party

10:30

SpeechStrive for success: to be better today than you were yesterday

Sarah L. Casanova

President and CEO, Representative Director
McDonald’s Company (Japan), Ltd.

10:45

SpeechMarin Minamiya’s dreams come true one by one, like dominos

Marin Minamiya

the youngest person to complete the "Explorer's Grand Slam"

11:00

SpeechMadam, this is our Metro

Reiko Abe, Ph.D.

President Director, Oriental Consultants Global Pvt. Ltd.

11:15

Talk ShowOutcome of Diversity Management

Akira Matsumoto

RIZAP GROUP, Inc. COO

Takashi Nagata

Deloitte Tohmatsu Group CEO
Certified Public Accountant

Libby Lyons

Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Makiko Eda(F)

Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan
Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

11:40

Talk ShowFemale ambassadors‘ views of Japan

H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

H.E. Ms. Simona Leskovar

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

H.E. Mrs. Ndiyoi Muliwana Mutiti

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia

Sayuri Daimon(F)

Executive Operating Officer
Managing Editor
The Japan Times

12:05

Talk ShowWomen Leaders in Business

Haruno Yoshida

President & Representative Director BT Japan Corporation
Vice Chair of the Board of Councillors, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Member for Regulation Reforming Council

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Eriko Asai

President and CEO, GE Japan

Minori Takao(F)

NHK World News Anchor

12:30

Lunch

ランチコース ランチコース
12:45

SpeechTokyo is the place to Live Strong !

Yuriko Koike

Governor of Tokyo

12:50-13:15

Talk ShowLive Healthily, Live Joyfully !

Sachin N. Shah

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO
METLIFE INSURANCE K.K.

Minori Takao(F)

NHK World News Anchor

13:15 - 13:40

Talk ShowAge doesn’t matter!

Masako Wakamiya

Director, the NPO Broadband School Association

Sakine Nishibayashi

Third-year student of Shinagawa Joshi Gakuin High School High School Student Programmer

Ken Mogi(F)

Neuroscientist, Writer, Broadcaster

15:00〜16:10

Roundable 1

#101

Inclusive Leadership

What great tips will these current leaders share? While individual leadership styles vary, all great leaders have one thing in common; they adapt to the times. Managing multiple nationalities, genders and customs, as well as IT advances, today’s great leaders show “Inclusiveness” in their leadership. This roundable will share and discuss successful leadership tips and will find issues to address in the future.

Libby Lyons

Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Sonja Vodusek

General Manager, Representative Director of The Peninsula Tokyo

Eriko Asai

President and CEO, GE Japan

Makiko Eda(F)

Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan
Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

#102

Is Japan strong?

The world is moving at high speed and the path is unpredictable. How Japan should proceed? What actions Japan should take? In this roundable, we will discuss Japan’s position from the perspectives of trade, gender equality, IT, education, and diplomatic actions.

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Kyoko Hokugo

Director, the Gender Mainstreaming Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Sayuri Daimon

Executive Operating Officer
Managing Editor
The Japan Times

Minori Takao(F)

NHK World News Anchor

#103

“Healthy” management is the key for growth.

When employees are healthy, their productivity increases. How should women take care of their bodies as they change in the 40s and 50s? What specific practices are companies focusing on to invest in their employees’ health?

Tomoko Adachi, M.D.,Ph.D

Director, Aiiku Hospital, Aiiku Maternal and Child Health Center, Imperial Gift Foundation

Nozomi Yoshimoto

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Japan Operations Lead Global Health Services - Japan

Masako Suzuki

Executive Vice President Benefit One Inc.

Yuka Shimada (F)

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

#104

New work styles: Double work and being your own boss

Most people in Japan still work for one company for their entire life. But times are changing. This way of life as well as employment laws have changed and now many start a second job or even an entire company. What new ways of work are in our future?

Yuri Tazawa

President, Telework Management Inc.
President, Y’s Staff Corporation

Wakana Nukui

Blooming Life International Co., Ltd. CEO
NPO DREAM GIRLS Project Director

Aya Ito

Partner, Sustainability Promotion Dept.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Executive Partner, SDGs・ESG Promotion Section
Incubation Dept., Gakken Innovation Co., Ltd.

Kaoru Fujii(F)

Chief Editor, Public Relations Division, Administration Control Office, Recruit Career Co.,Ltd

#105

Corporate management from female board members’perspectives

Finally, companies in Japan are seeking to add at least one woman to their boards. Does this change the branding or the profitability and value of these companies? Current female board members of public companies and global organizations will share their perspectives based on their actual experiences.

Yuko Kawamoto

Professor, Waseda Graduate School of Business and Finance
Member of the Board of Directors, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Trustee Director, THOMSON REUTERS
Member, National Public Safety Commission

Sawako Nohara

IPSe Marketing, Inc. President and CEO
Sompo Holdings, Inc. Outside Director
JAPAN POST BANK Co., Ltd. Outside Director

Kaori Sasaki(F)

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

16:40-17:50

Roundtable 2

#201

A Vision : 2020 and Beyond

This roundtable will address future possibilities for work and life in 2020 and beyond.
Building on the legacy of the past and weaving in aspirations for the future, Society 5.0 will be the fifth big step in the evolution of human society.
Topics include diversity and inclusion, how we work and live, and societal innovation, as well as how we can learn and use AI for the betterment of our lives.

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Rui Matsukawa

Member of the House of Councilors
Liberal Democratic Party

Marin Minamiya

he youngest person to complete the "Explorer's Grand Slam"

Lori Henderson
MBE(F)

Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

#202

Multinational Management: Working abroad. Working with other cultures.

What tips and teachings do you need to be a successful global worker? What tips will help an organization to manage diverse ethnicities? The panelists will offer management skills, work processes, evaluation tips, and basic ground rules as they share and discuss their actual experiences.

Reiko Abe, Ph.D.

President Director, Oriental Consultants Global Pvt. Ltd.

Yosuke Yagi

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

Sonja Vodusek

General Manager, Representative Director of The Peninsula Tokyo

Miwa Kato(F)

Director for Global Operations, UNODC

#203

Corporate strategy. Is a diversified organization really stronger?

Companies understand and experience diversity’s benefits when it moves from organizational diversity to management diversity. The panel discusses and shares their real experiences and strategies.

Masato Arisawa

Managing Executive Officer
Chief Human Resource Officer (CHO)
KAGOME CO., LTD.

Chiharu Takakura

Corporate Fellow, General Manager, Global Human Resources Dept.
Ajinomoto Co., INC.

Yoko Takeda

Chief Economist
General Manager, Research Center for Policy and Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute

Kaori Sasaki(F)

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

#204

Life with Fintech

As fintech develops, how will our lives change? Cashless transactions, mobile payments, investing, the cloud, digital wallets. How will our lives change? How will the way we manage our businesses change?

Yuri Okina

Chairperson of the Institute,
The Japan Research Omstotute,Ltd.

Kazuhisa Shibayama

Founder & CEO, WealthNavi Inc.

Toshio Taki

Board Director, Head of Fintech Institute / Money Forward, Inc.

Asako Aoyama(F)

Executive Officer, Transformation Project Leader
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

#205

So, we aim for Management !

Don’t think twice. Just go for it! Once you are a manager, you’re the one that changes rules and changes office culture. You’re the one that meets with other managers and makes decisions. This panel will share how they got promoted, and how much they enjoy being both a manager and a working mother.

Hideko Shintani

Chief Healthcare Officer (CHO)
Human Resources and General Affairs Group
Calbee,Inc.

Yoshimi Kobe

Chief of a Section
Rental Housing Construction Division Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Aya Ito(F)

Partner, Sustainability Promotion Dept.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Executive Partner, SDGs・ESG Promotion Section
Incubation Dept., Gakken Innovation Co., Ltd.

Net Working Party

18:00

Introduction

Kaori Sasaki

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

18:05

Special Live Chihiro Watanabe

Chihiro Watanabe

Musician, age 14

20:00

Finish

  • (F) refers to the facilitator.
  • Negotiations are ongoing for additional speakers. Check the website for further announcements.
  • Speakers/instructors are subject to change ,cancel or addition without notice.
  • Interpretation: Speeches in the main hall will be simultaneously interpreted. Interpretation will not be available for round table meetings and the party.

The 23rdInternational Conference for Women in Business