13:35 – 13:40 Welcome Video Message Ms. Věra Jourová
EU Commissioner, Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality
European Commission
13:40 – 13:55 Opening Speech Dr. Danica Purg
President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management and Head of the European Leadership Centre
13:55 - 14:20 Keynote Speech Mr. Katsunobu Kato
Minister for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens, Minister for Working-style Reform, Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment, Minister of State for Gender Equality
14:20 – 14:45 Keynote Speech Dr. Sari Raassina
Member of the Finnish Parliament and President of the Finnish Council for Gender Equality
14:45 – 15:05 Presentation of EU-Japan Comparative Report of Economic Empowerment of Women Dr. Jesper Edman
Researcher, Hitotsubashi University
15:05 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Panel Session 1:
Public Policy for the Economic Empowerment of Women

Ms. Keiko Yamamoto
Ms. Kuniko Inoguchi
Member, House of Councillors, Japan

Mr Raimo Pärssinen
Chair, Standing Committee on Labour Affairs, Swedish Parliament

Amb. Mara Marinaki
EU/EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender/UNSCR 1325

Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa
Member, House of Representatives, Japan

Ms. Astrid Krag
Former Minister for Health and Prevention, Danish Parliament

16:30 – 17:30 Panel session 2:
Private Sector Practices for the Economic Empowerment of Women

Ms. Sonoko Watanabe
Nikkei Asian Review
Ms. Sakie T. Fukushima
President & Representative Director, G&S Global Advisors Inc., Board Member of
Bridgestone, Ajinomoto, J. Front Retailing, Ushio Electric

Ms. Kaori Sasaki
Founder and Chair of the Intl Women in Business Conference

Ms. Kumi Sato
President & CEO, COSMO

Ms. Tiziana Alamprese
Marketing Director, FCA Japan (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Mr. Akira Matsumoto
CEO, Calbee
17:30 – 17:40 Closing Remarks H.E. Ms. Anne Barrington
Ambassador of Ireland to Japan
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, Ambassador of the EU to Japan