Diversity Beyond Gender: People With Disabilities

March 28, 2013 12:00 - 14:00


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Diversity beyond Gender: Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace 

An often overlooked and under-hired pool of talent, People with Disabilities are being increasingly absorbed into mainstream society, education and employment in Japan. Motivating factors for organisations can vary from Corporate Social Responsibility and on-going employment of the ageing population, to an awareness and focus on 'abilities' rather than 'disabilities'. Or, perhaps the 2% quota imposed by Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare - with penalties for non-compliance - has forced the issue? 

Join us for lunch on March 28, at the Shangri-La Tokyo, for the third in the BCCJ's series of events on Diversity and Inclusion.
Three panelists with deep professional knowledge and experience will share their challenges and strategies for hiring and including People with Disabilities in the workplace. 
Our Quarterly Question Time panel discussion will cover:
  • Benefits for individuals and for organisations to include more people with disabilities
  • Challenges and possible solutions
  • Sourcing and onboarding candidates
  • Philosophy and messaging
  • Strategy, first steps and best practices 
  • Success stories 
Hisako Kaneko
General Manager, HR Competence Center
HR Development
Chief Diversity Officer
AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. 
Winner of the 2012 Toyo Keizai Diversity award for inclusion of people with disabilities 
Toshiyuki Ueki
General Administration and Employee Satisfaction
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd
Yukari Yomo
Vice President
Human Resources
GSK Japan
Suzanne Price
Representative Director
Price Global
2012 British Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year


Cancellation policy:

Paid reservation by March 22 17:00, after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.


Special notes:

Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements, at the time of booking. お食事に制限のある方は必ず事前に知らせください。当日の変更はお受けできません。


BCCJ members are invited to take advantage of their free seating benefits for this event. 参加費無料のクーポン使用ご希望の場合は必ず先にLOGINしてからお申し込みください。


Venue Information

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo 27F Pavilion Room

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
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Payment Options:

  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer

Member Cost: ¥6,000

Non-Members Cost: ¥8,000