Japan - METI - Report on Discussion Results Concerning Diversity

Japan - Ministry of TradeI and Industry

Brought to your attention by Coalition Member Rika Hiroshigpifma  -

Aiming to implement diversity management as a competitive strategy

As more and more Japanese companies have been recognizing the importance of diversity management, these companies have further been focusing

on its significance as a tool for implementing management strategies that enhance their earning power. The effects brought about by diversity management (e.g., creation of innovation and consolidation of supervisory functions of a board of directors) also attract the attention of overseas investors. In addition, to ensure competent human resources, Japanese companies need to implement diversity management as a pillar upon which conventional homogeneous recruitment strategies can change.

Against this backdrop, in August 2016, METI established a Study Group for Ideal Approaches to Diversity Management (Diversity 2.0) as a Competitive Strategy (chair: Mr. Tetsuo Kitagawa, Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance,Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University). The study group held seven meetings before March 2017 discussing ideal approaches to diversity management that will contribute to the improvement of corporate growth and profitability, and has now compiled the discussion results into a report.

Read the full report here



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