There is a Japanese translation of this blog article on our website.
Since Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, pledged to promote the status of women in society, the spotlight has been well and truly on the role of women in the Japanese economy. On 19 September, BT Japan took part in the Womenomics and Women showcase in Tokyo — an opportunity to take the temperature and contribute to an exciting wave of progress.
Japanese government is aiming “to create a society where women can shine” — addressing the challenges that Japanese women face in the workforce and society as a whole. And ‘womenomics’ is a key part of their growth strategy. By making greater use of women and promoting them to leadership posts, they hope to have women in 30 per cent of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors by 2020. [Read more...]