Gov't wants women in 30% of leadership positions by 2020
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Posted 6/24/11
TOKYO —

The government said in an annual white paper on gender equality adopted Tuesday that a quota system and other new measures need to be introduced to see women occupy about 30% of leadership positions in business, political and other arenas by 2020.

Prospects for attaining the goal “cannot be said to be comfortable at present,” it said, referring to low ratios of women particularly among senior officials of local governments at 6% and university and corporate researchers at 13.6% as examples.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-wants-women-in-30-of-leadership-positions-by-2020
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Posted 6/24/11

shinto-male wrote:

TOKYO —

The government said in an annual white paper on gender equality adopted Tuesday that a quota system and other new measures need to be introduced to see women occupy about 30% of leadership positions in business, political and other arenas by 2020.

Prospects for attaining the goal “cannot be said to be comfortable at present,” it said, referring to low ratios of women particularly among senior officials of local governments at 6% and university and corporate researchers at 13.6% as examples.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-wants-women-in-30-of-leadership-positions-by-2020


thanks for the heads up but what is your opinion on this?
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Posted 6/25/11
I think it's more of an issue of tenure, especially since these positions (with figures) are government and university positions with no fixed age of retirement. Just wait for the old age to die out and you might see an increase in women taking the leadership spots, albeit probably not as much as could be hoped.
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Posted 6/26/11
Japan making progress
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Posted 6/28/11
Pretty good idea I think. It would certainly inspire more women to apply in these fileds as well. ^_^
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