Femtech: Meeting Needs and Spreading Awareness


28m 00s
Broadcast on October 2, 2021 Available until April 2, 2022

[On-Site Report]
'Femtech' is a term applied to technology-based goods and services designed to support women's health issues. This episode features a startup that has developed special undergarments for women to wear during their menstrual periods. We also introduce an IT business that in addition to developing a period tracking app, has started conducting 'Femcation' seminars to educate the employees of client companies on a variety of women's health issues.

[In Depth: China's Bid to Enter CPTPP Threatens Rift]
Plans by China and Taiwan to join the same regional trade pact are causing a stir in Asia. Both want to be a part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP. We take a look at how China expects to gain entry, even though it's far less likely than Taiwan to meet the trade pact's stringent standards.

[Global Trends: 'Casual Friday' Boost for Ghana's Fashion Industry]
In Ghana, fashion is one industry that is moving forward as the country seeks ways to revitalize its economy. We explain how a homegrown version of 'Casual Friday' is not only creating jobs but encouraging dialogue between different ethnic and regional groups.

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