The 3rd JILPT Tokyo Comparative Labor Policy Seminar 2019 (March 4-5)
The Future of Women and Work ―Policy Responses to Women’s Employment

This year marked 40 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1979. Over the years, how have policies on equal employment opportunities for men and women been implemented in various countries? To what degre in reality have we built a society where women can thrive in the workplace? What are the future issues and challenges? The Japan Insuitute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT) held the 3rd Tokyo Comparative Labor Policy Seminar 2019 in order to share a better mutual understanding of these matters among participating countries.

Date:
March 4-5, 2019
Venue:
The Japan Insuitute for Labour Policy and Training, Tokyo, Japan

Seminar Theme

"The Future of Women and Work ―Policy Responses to Women’s Employment"

Program

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speech

  • Welcome and Opening remarks
    Yoshio HIGUCHI, President, JILPT
  • Information about the seminar structure
    Mitsuji AMASE, Director, Research and Information Service Department, JILPT
  • Keynote speech
    Janice BELLACE, President, The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL)

Session 1: Female Labor Participation and Expansion of the Fields Where Women Can Work

Chairperson: Machiko OSAWA, Professor, Japan Women's University

Session 2: Balancing Work and Family

Chairperson: Noriko IKI, President, Japan Institute for Women’s Empowerment & Diversity Management

Session 3: Legal Policies on the Female Labor Force

Chairperson: Chikako KANKI, Associate Professor, Rikkyo University

Concluding Session

  • Moderator: Machiko OSAWA, Professor, Japan Women's University
  • Panelists:
    • Janice BELLACE, President, ISLSSL
    • Takashi ARAKI, Professor, The University of Tokyo
    • Noriko IKI, President, Japan Institute for Women‘s Empowerment & Diversity Management

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