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Changing people’s mindsets and involving men in dealing more with women’s issues are key to empowering women, participants at this year’s joint World Assembly for Women and Women 20 summit agreed on Sunday as their two-day meeting in Tokyo came to a close.

“I am sure there was a little something that each of us can take away” from the summit, said Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in her closing remarks at the meeting, which brought lawmakers, diplomats and business executives together to discuss a wide range of issues on empowering women.

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