Marriage Equality: Impact on Workforce Productivity

July 31, 2019 08:00 - 09:30

Joint Event

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An event co-hosted by the ACCJ and the BCCJ

In September last year, the BCCJ co-issued a Viewpoint on Marriage Equality Japan, which had been authored by the ACCJ.

In addition to the 5 Chambers that have co-issued the Viewpoint, the LLAN (Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network) engaged with members of business, financial and legal communities to publicly express support for marriage equality. To date, in total 39 companies, chambers of commerce, law firms, financials institutions and professional organizations have joined this effort to call for the Government of Japan to extend the right to marry to same-sex couples.

This event on July 31 will feature a panel discussion on the impact of equality in the workplace on productivity and well-being. Speakers will include Evan Wolfson, the father of marriage equality who will provide the legal and policy perspective; Alexander Dmitrenko, Head of Asia Sanctions​, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Co-Chair of LLAN to share his experience as a skilled worker in Japan; and Eriko Talley, SVP, Human Resources for Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd. 

The panelists will discuss the current successes of passing marriage equality legislation around the world, progress in Japan, and what companies in Japan can do to create greater inclusion in the workplace.

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Venue Information

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Board Room
Mesonic 39 MT Bldg 10F 2-4-5 Azabudai Minato-ku

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Member Cost: ¥2,500

Non-Members Cost: ¥3,500