Business & Policy

Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.

Evening Panel
Wednesday, April 12, 6—8:30 PM

In today’s busy world, maintaining work-life balance can feel challenging, especially when juggling heavy workloads, family responsibilities, and private commitments. The Abe administration has been trying to tackle this issue by making it a key priority to advance work-style reforms to reduce long working hours and improve labor productivity. This program will focus on the professional life and appropriate working styles for increasing productivity and efficiency. Speakers discuss how organizations are responding to increased work-life balance concerns, as well as their personal stories and insights on balancing family, work, and life. The panelists also examine what kind of programs and policies are needed in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance that allows both men and women to succeed at home and in the workplace.

Tatiana Goldberg, Leadership Development Director, Unilever North America
Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Jean Wynn, Managing Director & Market Segment Lead, Corporates & Public Finance, BNY Mellon

Keti Mehta
, Vice Chair, Tri-State Diversity Council

Part of Women on the Rise
A long-term initiative bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field.
The Business & Policy Program’s Women on the Rise event is in part supported by Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and Hitachi America, Ltd.  


This program is part of the Japan Update Series, supported by a generous grant from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation – through the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.



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