Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced that he seeks to improve women’s status in the workplace—something that has barely improved in decades. Japan educates its women to a higher level than nearly anywhere else in the world, but female participation in the labor force is 63%. By 2020, Abe wants women to occupy 30% of all “leadership” positions—which would include members of parliament, heads of local government and corporate executives. Read more via The Economist.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced that he seeks to improve women’s status in the workplace—something that has barely improved in decades. Japan educates its women to a higher level than nearly anywhere else in the world, but female participation in the labor force is 63%. By 2020, Abe wants women to occupy 30% of all “leadership” positions—which would include members of parliament, heads of local government and corporate executives. 

Read more via The Economist.

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