Koichi is a Committee Member at the EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Steering Committee and is a strong advocate for increased flexible working. This has included the introduction of both flex-time systems and improved childcare programs to support women in the workplace. EY ShinNihon, the Assurance practice within EY Japan, won the J-Win Diversity Award in 2018 under his tenure as Chairman & CEO; awarded by NPO J-Win, an organization dedicated to empowering Japanese women. Koichi supported the declaration on action by a group called (translated) “A Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine”; an initiative supported by the Cabinet Office. As Chairperson & CEO of EY Japan, he is also supporting a program called Entrepreneurial Winning Women to foster female entrepreneurs, and a program called Women Athletes Business Network to assist retired young female athletes transition into business.