About Japan

WELCOME TO JAPAN!

The Akasaka Palace, known as “Geihinkan”, a State Guest House used to accommodate visiting dignitaries, is the site of the Welcoming Dinner of the 2017 Global Summit of Women.

  • The world’s third largest economy, Japan boasts a highly attractive business environment which benefits from social and political stability

    Tokyo’s Famed Shibuya Crossing

  • The gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, Japan is a leader in automobile manufacturing, the electronic goods industry, and thrives as a technological innovator and trend-setter

  • Committed to increasing the role of women in leadership positions, the government has set the goal of women holding at least 30% of senior positions in all parts of society by 2020. Tokyo is currently being led by Governor Yuriko Koike, the first woman to hold the office.

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Governor of Tokyo, Hon. Yuriko Koike
  • Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolitan economy and home to 14 million people, serves as a hub for Japan’s finance transportation, publishing, electronics and broadcasting industries and is home to 51 Fortune Global 500 companies, more than double any other city in the world.

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Celebrate the Season with Brilliant Light Installations


Known as the “thousand year capital”, Kyoto, Japan was the imperial
capital of Japan for over one thousand years.


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Visions of Tokyo:
Top Left- Rainbow Bridge; Bottom Left- Meiji Jingu Shrine
Right- Tokyo Tower with Cherry Blossoms


Ginza Shopping District


Japanese delegates invite Summit participants to Tokyo during the
2016 Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland.