Policy and advocacy expert speaks on the impact of women empowerment on Japan’s economy

Asako Osaki, a policy and advocacy expert specializing in gender mainstreaming and empowerment of women and girls, spoke at Ramseyer Hall about the advancement of women in Japan’s labor force.
The event was co-hosted by the Institute for Japanese Studies and the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit. Support for the event came from a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center .
Etsuyo Yuasa, director of the East Asian Studies center, said despite movements such as #MeToo supporting women worldwide, Japan is still behind in supporting its women.
“Japanese gender equity is very notorious and in the world ranking, Japan is 110 or something,” Etsuyo Yuasa, director of the East Asian Studies Center, said. “For an advanced country, it’s not a very good situation.”
Following introductions, Osaki began by summarizing the scope of her work at the United Nations Development Programme, where she served as the program manager at the Bureau for Development Policy…read more
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