CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan


Luncheon and Monthly Meetings

September 13, 2017 Wednesday


Opening Japan to Diversity

September 2017 Luncheon Program Summary

After the long summer break, 106 members gathered to catch up with one another and hear Prof Shigeo Kashiwagi speak on the timely topic “Opening Japan to Diversity”. He spent 12 years of his 35-year career working for the Ministry of Finance at the International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank. This experience raised his concerns about the limited number of Japanese working at international institutions, and how Japan can educate young Japanese to be more active global players and embrace diversity. Since 2011, in addition to teaching at Keio University, Prof Kashiwagi has played a key role at the Centre for International Capacity Building that aims to support and encourage young Japanese to play a more active role in the global arena.

Thank you to all those members and guests who were in attendance.

Joan Rodgers Doi
Shigeko Nagaoka
Luncheon Program Coordinators



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