BoJ no closer to reaching target for more women in management
The Bank of Japan has made no progress in increasing the proportion of women in management positions in the past two years.
Women held 4 percent of management posts in 2015, which was unchanged from 2013, according to a comparison of a statement released Tuesday and one from 2014. The central bank, in the statements, said it aims to boost the ratio of women managers to 5 percent in 2018 and 10 percent in 2023.
Last week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opted against giving another term to the BOJ board's only woman, Sayuri Shirai, when her term expires March 31 and nominated a man to take the post on the ninemember board.