PM Abe announces to launch an international conference for female leaders

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced to launch an international conference inviting female leaders during his press conference in Camberra on July 7, according to The Nikkei Shimbun. The conference will be held in Tokyo in September and planned to be an annual event, aiming to become the "Women's Davos".  The conference is proposed as Abe's growth strategy lists the women empowerment as one of the most critical issue to reinvigorate the Japanese economy. Please click Read More below for the entire article in Japanese.  For your information, GR Japan will co-host Prime Minister Abe's wife, Akie Abe, for IPF Breakfast meeting entitled "The Empowerment of Women - Key Element of Abenomics" on July 23. Should you wish to join the event, please click the attached PDF.