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[Registration closed] The 65th Breakfast Meeting “Viewpoints on Healthcare from the Workplace – Strategies for Health and Productivity Management–” (November 27, 2017)

[Registration closed] The 65th Breakfast Meeting “Viewpoints on Healthcare from the Workplace – Strategies for Health and Productivity Management–” (November 27, 2017)

In recent years, there has been widespread discussion about the need for “Health and Productivity Management” initiatives that encourage companies to consider the health of employees when making plans for sustainable growth, based on the idea that employee health is an indispensable asset for companies and society.

Stemming from those discussions, since FY2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have been working together for the Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program. This program is intended to raise public recognition of enterprises engaging in health and productivity management and to thereby further promote such management programs. METI and TES work toward this goal by developing and publishing an annual list of companies that are operating strategically from a health and productivity management perspective that values employee health.

For this Breakfast Meeting, HGPI will invite Ms. Sayaka Tomihara, Assistant Director of METI’s Healthcare Industries Division in the Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group. Ms. Tomihara will talk about the initiatives that have been conducted up until now for health and productivity management, including recognition programs such as the Health & Productivity Stock Selection and White 500 recognitions, the dispatch of health and productivity management advisers, and incentives provided by local governments and regional banks. Ms. Tomihara will also present on changes in companies and society brought about by these initiatives, as well as current issues in health and productivity management, and trends toward the future.
The meeting will be moderated by Ken Shibusawa, HGPI Board Member, and member of the Health and Productivity Management Survey Standards Committee and the Selection Standards Committee for the Nadeshiko Brand, a selection of stocks from companies that encourage women to play active roles in the workplace.

Ms. Sayaka Tomihara
(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group Healthcare Industries Division Deputy Director)

Mr. Ken Shibusawa(HGPI Board Member, A member of Review Committee on Standards for the Health and Productivity Management Survey)

■Date & Time
Monday, November 27, 2017 8:00-9:15am (Doors open 7:45am)

EGG JAPAN (10th floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

■Participation fee
General: 2,500 JPN Yen
Students: 1,500 JPN Yen (Student ID required)
Individual Supporting Members: Free

Health and Productivity Management, Healthy Life Expectancy, Health Management, Medical Politics

■About Ms. Sayaka Tomihara
After graduating from Tokyo University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, she started her career at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan in 2006. At METI, she has mainly been in charge of industrial workforce, industrial revitalization, energy conservation, renewable energy and international trade policy before taking on her current role as Principal Deputy Director of Healthcare Industry Division.
Kellogg School of Management MBA.

■Reference Materials
Health & Productivity Stock (METI Web site)

*This meeting will be conducted in Japanese.
**Registration will close at 10:00, November 15. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and will be informed of the result by the end of November 16. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
After your registration is completed, a confirmation e-mail will be sent automatically to your e-mail address. If you do not receive it, please send us an e-mail at or contact us at 03-4243-7156.
***Please inform us if you would like to cancel by 10:00, November 20. If you cancel after this time, we reserve the right to collect a cancellation fee.

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“健康経営” (Health and Productivity Management) is the registered trademark of the  Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.

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