Dec 22, 2015

Abe honors firms that promote women on heels of gender target cut

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday presided over a ceremony to celebrate companies that have made progress in promoting women, just weeks after the government scaled back ambitious targets for increasing the number of female managers. At the event for companies that "lead the way ...

Jul 30, 2014

Aiming for more women managers

The government and businesses need to get to the bottom of why the gender gap remains so steep in Japan and remove the glass ceiling blocking the rise of women.

Aug 15, 2013

Female managers still rare in most firms, survey finds

Women are still underrepresented in corporate management positions, according to a recent survey. The survey by Teikoku Databank Ltd. released Wednesday shows that in 81.1 percent of companies, women fill less than 10 percent of positions at section chief or above. The proportion of women in ...