Corporate Japan is still male-dominated, and the nation’s trading houses are especially thought to be so because they tend to hire more men to handle tough negotiations overseas and hand women the back-office jobs that support them.
Yet in April, Itochu Corp. promoted Mitsuru Claire Chino to one of its executive officers, making her the first woman — and its youngest employee — to hold such a high-ranking position in a major trading house.
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