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Women's health award; furthering medical study

Women’s health award

The Medtronic Women’s Network Japan (MWNJ) received a women’s health and work-life balance award on March 5 from the Women’s Healthcare Awareness & Menopause Network Society (WHAM).

Princess Nobuko, WHAM’s honorary president, presented the award certificate to the MWNJ.

In presenting the prize, WHAM recognized the MWNJ’s efforts to encourage its members to take an examination on women’s health promoted by the society and its active involvement in creating a pleasant working environment.

WHAM launched the exam to share information with workers and deepen their understanding of the work-life balance and health issues faced by women as they age.

Medtronic Japan Co., the Japanese arm of medical device company Medtronic PLC that operates in more than 155 countries, hopes its employees will utilize the prize as a springboard to create a working environment that enables them to support their career development and helps them to play an active role in the company.

Company employees founded and run the Medtronic Women’s Network — with the support of the company — as part of diversity promotion efforts.

Furthering medical study

The Quality of Life Foundation — Council for Supporting Medical Researcher International Activities will hold its second Power of Elegance event at Tokyo’s Happo-en on May 27.

The event will feature a fashion show with various foreign ambassadors and their spouses walking the runway.

Wine and food tasting opportunities will also be provided in cooperation with a number of embassies and sponsor companies. The occasion will offer participants a chance to enjoy international exchanges.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. at Happo-en’s first-floor Jour hall.

Tickets are ¥28,000 for council members and ¥30,000 for nonmembers. The dress code is black tie or lounge suit.

Those interested in attending should send a fax to 044-966-9712, or sign up at peatix.com/event/137717 no later than May 10. Capacity is 150 people and refunds will not be made after payment.

Proceeds will be utilized for scholarships for embassy-nominated researchers to study at medical institutions in Japan.

The council established the Quality of Life Fund to promote international exchanges between medical researchers and support studies of cutting-edge medical treatment, as well as help further medical education.

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