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Spokesperson: We are getting more women into the labour force

Rizal Zulkapli talked to Japanese Press Secretary and spokesperson of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Yasuhisa Kawamura on Japan???s effort to lure more women into the labour force. In September of 2014, Astro???s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Rohana Rozhan was in Tokyo for the World Assembly for Women to share her ideas and experience on how Japan can increase women???s contribution to its economy. During the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo also established a micro finance fund for women called the Japan-ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund to drive women's social advancement, poverty reduction, fostering growth, job creation and entrepreneurship. The fund through micro finance institutes will provide business finance for sole proprietorship, business group and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through investments or loans.