Statement from Aflac Incorporated Chairman and CEO Dan Amos on the passing of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
COLUMBUS, Ga., July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of the senseless loss of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the longest serving prime minister in Japan. Prime Minister Abe will be long remembered for his dedication to improving Japan's economy and his steadfast commitment to providing a woman-friendly work environment through his 'womenomics' policy, which sparked a national call to action to promote more women into leadership positions throughout Japan, a policy that was warmly embraced by Aflac Incorporated.
"Mr. Abe was a well-respected leader across the world. Our most sincere condolences go out to his family, his global circle of friends, and to all of the people of Japan."
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