Celebrating Women of Japan Project

Gender Equality is a key aspect of sustainable development in business and society anywhere in the world.

The 2018 Celebrating women in Japan project was a wonderful way to pivot the spotlight to the diverse, important roles of women in Japanese society. Here is an introduction to the project and a podcast interview with the project founder, Melanie Brock.
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FOO Chocolaters Aims to Balance the Needs of People and Planet


Tucked off to the left side of Hiroshima airport’s 3rd floor is a hidden gem, a chocolate factory and shop called FOO. This classy chocolate shop is something special not only because of its excellent products, but also for operations that follow high-level sustainability aims.

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Social-Equality in Business Design at Ichiboshi-Do

Despite the government claims that gender equality is a key aspect of Japan’s economic success, women in Japan are still struggling to find a work-life balance. Most mothers bear the sole responsibility of day to day raising of children, yet traditional working hours do not allow them enough time to raise a family. An entrepreneur has taken aim at addressing this issue by launching a working facility in Shizuoka called Ichiboshi-do which is an innovative multi-function facility offering child-care, flexible working-style office as well as lodging facilities. It is hoped that Ichiboshi-do can become a model for similar facilities across Japan. Continue reading “Social-Equality in Business Design at Ichiboshi-Do”