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No more 'lost decades' for women's empowerment

How many years must we wait until Japan becomes an ordinary country? Last week, a Cabinet Office panel decided to abandon the government’s target of having 30 percent of leadership positions held by women by 2020. In a draft report released July 21 that was ...