Mitsubishi Chemical chief Jean-Marc Gilson says in the absence of government intervention, he’ll push internally and actively promote women when faced with candidates of equal skill.
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The operator of Bizreach, one of the country’s most popular recruiting platforms for professionals, Visional rose as much as 50% above its ¥5,000 IPO price.
The nation won praise during the pandemic for staying open while others locked down, but is now struggling with its inoculation program.
In corporate Japan, activist investors have gone from largely impotent onlookers to kingmakers in the space of just a few years.
Reports suggest the prime minister aims to form a new government-wide "Children’s Agency” to oversee and strengthen policy for infants and children.
Retail traders now make up around 21% of Japan's stock market, up from just 16% before the outbreak.
Shares in Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing also fell in morning trading before recovering.
While the BOJ is unusual in being a listed central bank, the stock pays a tiny dividend and holds no voting rights. In fact, the central bank doesn’t even hold shareholders’ meetings.
Stock surged in the Japanese firm well known as a maker of copiers, printers and faxes after it announced it would transform to leave paper behind.
Fast Retailing has risen about 80% in the past 12 months and the price per share broke the ¥100,000 level on Tuesday, making it the only listed company in Japan to trade at such a value.