Breakfast Meeting with Katsunobu Kato - Minister of Working-style Reform
Please join us in welcoming Katsunobu Kato, who is the Minister for Working-style Reform, Minister for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens, and Minister in Charge of Women's Empowerment, as guest speaker for the International Policy Forum (IPF) on Tuesday, 25 July.
One of Prime Minister Abe's top priorities, working style reform seeks to redress the inequity and inefficiency of Japan’s rigid and deeply ingrained labor practices. A dynamic, energetic and engaging statesman who has worked tirelessly in support of the working style reform agenda, Mr. Kato has chaired ten sessions of the Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform, led discussions between Prime Minister Abe and labor experts on a variety of topics and on 28 March this year released the "Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform" with the aim of submitting draft legislation to the extraordinary Diet session this fall. Mr. Kato will discuss with us the core components of the reforms covered by the draft law - equal pay for equal work, fairness in evaluation and promotion, flexible work styles, labor mobility and second careers for women and seniors who are seeking to re-enter the workforce.
Don’t miss this precious opportunity to discuss the issues directly with the key person driving one of the key reforms for Japan’s economy and society.
7:10am Doors open for registration
7:30am Nagatacho political update by Jakob Edberg, GR Japan President & CEO
8:00am Presentation by Minister Katsunobu Kato
8:40am Q&A - Networking
Note 1: The event will be in Japanese. Japanese-English consecutive interpretation will be provided.
Note 2: This event is off-the-record. Guests are kindly asked to refrain from disclosing or sharing comments or discussions at the event in any form of media.