Girl Scouts of Japan meet Japanese Prime Minister
16 October 2013
Five Girl Scouts visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in celebration of the second International Day of the Girl. Girl Scouts of Japan launched “Girls in the Lead, Girls Creating Future for Japan” campaign on the day, promoting girls to take the lead in society and change the country better for all girls and women in Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe had recently said that the power of women is another source of major potential for Japan that has not been fully utilized. He called for women to fill up 30% of senior positions in all aspects of society by 2020. Under his strong and accelerating leadership, issues surrounding Japanese women are about to change drastically in Japan.
During their visit, the Girl Scouts of Japan made “Three vows to Prime Minister Abe, for Creating Future of Japan”.
The three vows are:
1. We, Girl Scouts, will make the most with Prime Minister Abe, creating the world in which women’s potential is fully utilized.
2. We will be a leader who has a global perspective.
3. We will discover our potential and be confident with friends and be the person we’d like to be.
The Girl Scouts asked Abe to make a society in which the potential and talent of girls and young women will be fully utilized by the time they are women of Japan. Abe said that it will be a long journey but it is possible and he will do it, with speed, by year 2020.
Abe was nodding deep while the girl scouts stated their opinions. “The society Girl Scouts want is the society my policy is heading towards. Thanks to you, the International Day of the Girl is now promoted in Japan,” he added.
Right : Ms.Chihiro Kawai, Vice National Commissioner
Center : Mr.Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan PM's
Prime Minister's Left : Ms.Chihiro Yamamoto, IDG Ambassador