In 2010 Japan served as chair of APEC, and as a result three meetings related to women were held in Japan. The three meetings, held one after another, were the 15th Women Leaders Network(WLN)meeting held in Tokyo in September, the 8th Gender Focal Point Network(GFPN)meeting held in Ranzan-machi, Saitama in September, and the Women's Entrepreneurship Summit(WES)meeting held in the City of Gifu in October. At the WLN meeting, proposals to be made to the APEC leaders and Cabinet members were adopted, and the importance of women's activeness in society in light of the proposals was reflected in reports of the results of high-level meetings, such as the declaration by the APEC leaders.