Message from Qualia Inc.

“Despite this planet being so full of diversity, why does the world around me seem so monocultural? Why is it that the power of all those diverse, capable, and highly motivated people has yet to be fully tapped?” These are the questions that I have been critically asking myself for so long. With an insatiable desire to “realize a society that enables all its members to follow their will, to fully leverage their strengths, and to pursue individual life in their own way,” I founded Qualia Inc. in 2006 to promote and encourage Diversity and Inclusion. Some say pursuing Diversity and Inclusion is a never-ending journey, yet however many difficulties or challenges I have to grapple with, it is my mission and purpose in life to keep moving forward with a strong belief in the future I envision. Flexibly, lithely, joyfully, and seriously – this is the motto of Qualia Inc

President's Message

Amongst all D&I activities, I am now particularly keen on promoting the empowerment of women. Many talented, motivated female workers are actually losing self-confidence as though running into a wall – this is the reality in Japan. Our society will benefit once women are empowered with higher self-respect, and can fully exert their abilities. Female leadership development and Work-Life balance are amongst our highest priority themes. I am also increasingly interested in dealing with “Learning Organizations,” because, in order to establish a sustainable organization in this changing, complicated society, I find it essential that the organization itself keeps learning and improving, in addition to leveraging its diversity and turning it into the organization’s strength. My interests extend to different areas; but I truly feel that all of those seemingly separate issues are actually interconnected – with the keyword “diversity.”

Masako Arakane
Qualia inc President