Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: ACCJ Tokyo Office, Boardroom
Speaker: Mieko Akutsu, Representative Director, UPTREE
Hosting Committees: Independent Businesses, Women in Business
Member Fee: ¥2,800
Guest Fee: ¥3,800
Meal: Light meal
[Extended!] Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 12:00 noon
Update: Please find the presentation materials in English and Japanese here!
Join us for the first in a series of events focused around the six enablers of workforce productivity. On July 12, the Independent Business Committee is spotlighting "corporate culture" as an enabler of workforce productivity with a special focus on caregivers in the workplace.
As the fastest-aging society in the world, Japan is experiencing many issues related to caregiving, such as taking care of one’s parents while childrearing and working. For many, caring from a distance for parents who live in remote areas of the country is a critical issue—not to mention those who live just a bike-ride away. And corporate cultures must adjust to ensure workers have the support necessary to continue building their careers as they address family responsibilities.
This is why Mieko Akutsu, based on the experience of caring for her own parents, founded UPTREE in 2012. This nonprofit organization supports family caregiving and offers information and education for caregivers and workplaces. It holds regular informal meetings called “Caregivers’ Cafe,” has published a “caregivers’ notebook” in which statuses can be recorded and key information shared, and provides educational lectures.
Join us for an overview of the current situation of family caregiving in Japan, as well as the challenges and needs in the corporate context. You will also learn solutions for balancing caregiving while being productive at work, and will gain a better understanding of the future issues you will likely experience later in life.
To educate yourself more about the WORKFORCE ENABLED Series, click here.
Learn more about the ACCJ Workforce Productivity Advocacy Pillar.
Steven Bleistein, Thomas Shockley, Co-Chairs
Annie Chang, Mary Nishikawa, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
Ryann Thomas, Chair
Elizabeth Handover, Deborah Hayden, Corinne Johnson, Jiana Leung, Tomoka Miho, Makiko Tachimori (Fukui), Sayaka Takahashi, Yoshiko Zoet-Suzuki, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Women in Business Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: 300 yen of each participant's attendance fee will be deposited into the Independent Business Committee Fund.