Fireside Chat : Celebrating LGBTQ+Pride Month with Japan

free Event

Thu 24 Jun 2021 11:00 - 12:00

Book Before 08:00 Thu 24 Jun 2021

Fee: Free | Platform: Zoom/Webinar

Pride Month is a month where people all around the world, not just LGBTQs and allies, come together to celebrate LGBTQ culture, support LGBTQ rights and empower the LGBTQ community.

Over the years, there has been continued progress towards a diverse and inclusive Japan with a boost provided by the announcement of the Tokyo Olympics back in 2013. LGBTQ has become a topic discussed not only in people’s daily lives but has also garnered the attention of businesses in recent years. 

This event, sponsored by Ikigai Authentic, Medito Foundation and Ranstad Japan, aims to share the LGBTQ celebrations and developments in LGBTQ initiatives in Japan. Our speakers will provide an insight into how their businesses are celebrating Pride Month, supporting LGBTQ communities and share any advancements they have seen over the past years. 

In a time when we can’t travel to Japan nor hold our yearly HYPER JAPAN on-site summer event, we hope that you will join us to appreciate Japan’s culture and spread the love that has created HYPER JAPAN the cultural institution it is today.

Type:                           Free & Casual “Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Japan” Talk Session
Date:                           24 June 2021, Thursday
Time:                          11:00 – 12:00 (BST) including Q&A session at the end
Online tool:                ZOOM/Webinar (link will be sent to you after your registration**)
Suitable For:              Anyone who is willing to know a bit more about LGBTQ and support the community

Our Speakers are:

Yuta Hasumi:
Ikigai Authentic Ltd

Yuta Hasumi : Managing Director, Ikigai Authentic Ltd

Yuta Hasumi leads the worldwide Diversity & Inclusion business strategy and implementation for over 12 years. Yuta advises organisations and drives leadership accountability through goals and metrics to achieve a diverse & inclusive workforce, workplace, and marketplace for business growth around the globe.

Yuta obtained a MBA with honours in Human Resources Management at Waseda Business School, and holds a BA Degree in International Law at Waseda University.

Hisako Kaneko:
Randstad Japan

Hisako Kaneko : Director, Talent Strategy, Human Resources Division, Randstad Japan

Hisako Kaneko, being passionate about building a society where all people can be at their best regardless of their attributes, has been promoting diversity and inclusion in private companies since 2009 holding such positions as Chief Diversity Officer, CHRO, and Talent Strategy. Her approach is to place D&I at the heart of the company’s business strategy. Outside work, she serves as a vice-chairperson of the board of Japan Blind Football Association.

Steven Yorke:
Medito Foundation

Steven Yorke : Co-founder of Medito Foundation

Steven is a co-founder of Medito Foundation, the volunteer-led not for profit organisation behind the 100% free meditation app, Medito. His background is in communications in both the charity sector and in tech. He co-founded Medito Foundation in 2019 with the aim of improving mental wellbeing. The Medito app was launched one year ago and has since been downloaded more than half a million times and was awarded as one of the best apps of 2020 by Google Play.