Introduction—There is no development without empowerment of women
Rui Matsukawa—The Women behind WAW!
Matsukawa-san, a wife and a mother, is a successful woman who actively promotes and believes that women can shine all around the world.
Kazuko Shiraishi—Ambassador for Women
JAPAN and the WORLD magazine presents an exclusive interview with Ms. Kazuko Shiraishi, Japanese Ambassador for Women, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs about a historical overview of women struggling for their empowerment based on her life experience.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—The first female elected head of state in Africa
5 questions to Her Excellency President of liberia, the first female elected head of state in Africa.
Victoire Tomegah-Dogbé—Togolese youth to carry out change
Interview with Victoire Tomegah-Dogbé, Minister of Grassroots Development, Craft Industry, Youth and Employment of the Youth.
Samina Baig—A woman who reached the impossible!
Pakistan is a country where there is strong heritage of strong women. Whether it is education, inheritance rights or their democratic right to vote, Pakistani women struggled to the top. This struggle has led Pakistani women to unprecedented positions: Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly, from business leaders to airline pilots. In this tradition, Samina Baig has taken her quest further in fact to the roof of the world.
Sawako Nevin—Working to make a difference in Malawi
Sawako Nevin accompanies her husband Michael Nevin, a British diplomat, in his post to Malawi. She undertakes many activities in order to promote national development.
Around the World—What does it mean to be a woman?
Women from different parts of the world, with a different professions and different experiences answer the same question: what does it mean for them to be a woman?
Kyoko Spector—How to be both a successful woman and entrepreneur
Her days are full of activity; in addition to being a TV personality, a producer, an advocate for many causes, a wife, Kyoko Spector is also Honorary Consul of Albania since 2015. Always busy, actively attending official functions, charity events, work meetings, Kyoko Spector takes to heart everything she undertakes.
Mariela Castro—An advocate of gender equality
Mariela Castro was born on July 27, 1962, to a couple of Cuban revolutionaries: Raul Castro and Vilma Espin—also a prominent guerrilla who later became president of the Federation of Cuban Women.
Empowerment for all!—When education meets indigenous women
Four women from an Aeta indigenous group in rural Philippines were trained as solar engineers in India. This has changed everyday reality in a small village in the Philippines, were these women bring the light to many lives.
Amas—Symbol of women’s independence and vigor
Amas, female divers, harvest shellfish and seaweed from the sea floor without any diving equipment.There are still about 2000 ama divers in Japan. Mie prefecture has Japan’s largest population of amas. Most ama divers are over 40 years old. Like many traditional occupations in Japan, it is hereditary. Fishing rights are passed from mother to daughter. More young people gradually get involved.
Sweden—The first feminist government
JAPAN and the WORLD magazine conducted interview with Sven Östberg about the first in the world female government recently established in Sweden.