Abe recommits to 'womenomics'

Sep 12, 2014

Abe recommits to 'womenomics'

by Masaaki Kameda

At an international conference focusing on women, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday renewed his pledge to promote the status of women in society. Speaking to an audience of about 1,000 people attending the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Abe vowed to address ...

Jul 15, 2014

Number of female execs in banking industry increasing

Female executives are increasing in the nation’s banking industry even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling for better utilization of women in the workforce as part of the government’s growth strategy measures. “Diverse human resources hold the key to sustained corporate growth,” says ...

Mar 6, 2014

Female bank head a first for Japan

Japan’s biggest brokerage Nomura Holdings has chosen a woman to head its banking arm, in what is believed to be a first for the country’s male-dominated financial sector. Chie Shimpo, 48, will next month become president of Nomura Trust and Banking, as Japanese Prime ...

Jun 2, 2013

Database for female executives

The government wrongly assumes that creating a database of successful women for companies searching for executives will somehow benefit all female workers.