Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

Business Aug 8, 2017

Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote ...

Seizing the initiative for women at work

Lifestyle Nov 22, 2014

Seizing the initiative for women at work

by Masami Ito

Faced with a domestic economy that is sputtering, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has in recent months attempted to promote a sector that has long been underutilized in Japan — women. Speaking before the U.N. General Assembly in New York last year, Abe pledged "to create ...

Workplaces not yet up to global standards

National May 1, 2014

Workplaces not yet up to global standards

by Tomoko Arima

In the spring of 2012, a major Japanese information technology company put a young Iranian man on its payroll in what was supposedly a worthy example of a new Japan embracing globalization. But the man soon discovered in his office that he was in the ...

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

National Apr 18, 2014

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

by Ayako Mie

A two-day international conference aiming to empower women kicked off Friday in Tokyo with a call for companies and the government to foster more female executives — an area of gender equality where Japan greatly lags behind the global norm. The fourth Women's International Networking ...