20 May 2020
Asia Disability Country Brief for Japan – Launch Webinar
Learn about employer support initiatives and corporate best practices on disability inclusion in Japan
Join us for the launch of the latest in our series of country-specific guides – designed to give companies the essential information they need to drive their disability strategy forward in Asia. This Disability in Asia Country Brief for Japan, sponsored by BP, presents key disability data, explains employer obligations, showcases what leading companies are doing and highlights local initiatives and resources for those committed to hiring people with disabilities. Register for our webinar on 20 May 2020 to find out more.
Who Should Attend
HR and D&I professionals and business leaders who have a regional or global role that includes Japan, as well as anyone interested in exploring the disability landscape in Japan, are encouraged to join this webinar.
- Welcome remarks by publication sponsor, BP
- Highlights of the publication, Community Business
- Interview with local disability expert (To be confirmed)
- Corporate panel: best practice sharing Q&A
Kate VernonmoreExecutive Director at Community Business
Cora MokmoreProgramme Manager, DIAN
Okada MasakiBusiness Head of Oil and Gas, BP Japan
Akina Noguchi Ph.DExecutive Director, Research Lab Director, LITALICO
Mike MomotaDigital Innovation, Information Systems Department, Sumitomo Life Insurance
Executive Director at Community Business
A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.
Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.
Programme Manager, DIAN
Prior to joining Community Business, Cora was a consultant in global public relations firms, working with multinationals in technology and transportation. There she developed locally relevant initiatives from global corporate messages, facilitated an award-winning non-profit campaign for a technology giant, and devised a youth engagement programme for a major transport operator.
Graduating from the University of Hong Kong, Cora holds a bachelor’s degree of arts in English Studies and Comparative Literature and a master’s degree of social science in Psychology. She is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
Business Head of Oil and Gas, BP Japan
Executive Director, Research Lab Director, LITALICO
Akina Noguchi Ph.D
Digital Innovation, Information Systems Department, Sumitomo Life Insurance