Masako Mori Speaks at USALI

On May 3, 2016, Ms. Masako Mori spoke at USALI about Womenomics in Japan. Ms. Mori is an expert of consumer law and the former minister of Japan for Women's Empowerment. She has played an active role in reducing gender barriers for women's employment, improving benefits for women workers and engaging women in important policy-making process.

More about Ms. Masako Mori:
Masako Mori is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and a member of the House of Councillors in the Japanese Diet.  She currently serves as the Chairperson of Environment Division of the Policy Research Board of the LDP.  In 2012, Ms. Mori was named to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second Cabinet where she served as Minister for the Support for Women's Empowerment and Child-Rearing, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety, Minister of State for the Declining Birthrate, and Minister of State for Gender Equality. In 2007, she entered the Upper House and was Vice Chairwoman of the LDP's judicial committee and chairwoman of the Upper House Committee on Oversight of Administration.  She passed the bar examination in 1992 and registered as a lawyer in 1995 after the completion of her training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Japan.