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Japan Big Firms fail to meet govt target for female execs

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TOKYO:¬†Firstly, as of October, women hold an average of 7.7% of executive positions at major Japan big firms, meaning that the government’s 10 percent target would be missed by this year the Yomiuri newspaper reported in its own survey.

In a 2016 survey and 6.1% in 2018, the figure has risen from 4.9%, the paper said Sunday.

In this year’s study, the percentage of females in management positions was 9.9 percent, rising from 7 percent in 2016 and 8.5 percent in 2018, but far short of a 30 percent government target by 2020.

After that, Yomiuri addressed 120 major firms, including automakers, producers of electronics and trading houses, and 111 firms replied.

Lastly, among these the paper said, 10 had no female executives.

 

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