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        Michelle Obama visits First Lady of Japan, Akie Abe

        First Lady Michelle Obama travels to Japan to launch an international intiative, Let Girls Learn, to further the success of girls' education worldwide. In a meeting with First Lady of Japan Akie Abe on March 19, 2015, both countries committed to furthering the education and empowerment of girls and women everywhere.

        In this gallery, see photos from the visit and explore articles about recent trends in Japanese female empowerment.

        First Lady of Japan

        In a recent event at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, First Lady Michelle Obama met with Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan, to launch the international Let Girls Learn initiative.

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        "Womenomics" in Japan

        Is the growing movement of 'Womenomics' the answer to Japan's economy?

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        The Rise of Japanese "History Girls"

        In the past decade, a growing number of young Japanese women have found a new source of empowerment.

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