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Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30 percent — part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women — after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported.

Abe’s policies to boost the role of women in the economy and politics, dubbed “womenomics,” is a pillar of his efforts to cope with Japan’s low birth rate and aging population.

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