Encouraged by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy of making women a key part of the country’s economic growth, state-affiliated financial institutions are strengthening their support for female entrepreneurs. This growth initiative is anticipated to accelerate.
In June, Keiko Yoshimoto, president of Royal Blue Tea Japan Co., won the second new business plan competition for female entrepreneurs organized by the Women Entrepreneurs Center of the government-backed Development Bank of Japan.
Japanese women want to provide solutions to current problems. Entrepreneurship is a vehicle to make it happen. However, it is difficult for women to launch new businesses in Japan due to difficulties in balancing work and family lives.
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