Japanese women need more visible female role models in the workplace to reach Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “womenomics” target of having 30 percent of leadership positions in Japan held by women by 2020, a panel of female business leaders said recently in New York.

“There is not a critical mass of women that are in those positions,” Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings, Inc. CEO Keiko Tashiro said at a Japan Society event, referring to the lack of female business leaders in Japan.

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