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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 compiled for the Fifth Basic Policy for Gender Equality to be adopted later this year, the panel wrote that the government “will implement policies to achieve the 30 percent target at an earliest possible time in the 2020s.”

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