Read the full article here. (09/08/16, IBA)
This article talks about the possibility of Japan being able to tackle the decrease in birthrate and ageing society by addressing issues such as gender equality in the workplace.
Read the full article here. (09/08/16, IBA)
This article examines how workplace conditions affect the ambitions of female employees regarding promotion. The author concludes that while women on average have less ambition for promotion compared to men, the management styles of supervisors and efforts of a company to promote career advancement for its employees can have important effects on ambition.
Read the full article here. (07/12/16, Japan Labor Review)
This pamphlet produced by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare details the changes made by the amendment to Japan's Child Care and Family Care Leave Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2017. These changes include shortening work hours for those taking family leave and increasing the flexibility of taking child care and family care leave.
Read the full pamphlet here. (06/13/16, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
This page from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare includes information about the 2016 Law to Promote Women in the Workplace, which was enacted on April 1, 2016. The law requires large companies of over 301 employees to make public efforts to increase the number of their women employees.
Read the full article here. (04/01/16, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
In this working paper, authors from the Petersen Institute for International Economics use the results from a global survey of firms to examine the relationship between the presence of women in corporate leadership positions and a firm's performance.
Read the full article here. (February 2016, Petersen Institute)
In this book review, Vicki Beyer discusses Bonnie Marcus's book The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead.
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Kathy Matsui talks about Japan's potential for an increase in its GDP by increasing the female workforce and the involvement of women in business.
Read the full article here. (05/30/15, Goldman Sachs)
This article talks about how a child would obtain economic, educational and social benefits by having a working mother.
Read the full article here. (05/15/15, New York Times)
This article talks about a survey showing how most Japanese women do not want to become managers or directors even if they were given the chance.
Read the full article here. (05/14/15, Nikkei Asian Review)
This was a survey done by the PWC on female millennials working in financial services. They talk about what the female workers think and how companies could make their company more attractive to female millennials.
Read the full article here. (May 2015, PWC)
This article discusses how the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children has been extended in order to help employees raise their children.
Read the full article here. (04/30/15, Herbert Smith Freehills)
The writer talks about how the female labor force participation rate is low despite the high percentage of Japanese female completing higher education. Moreover, this article talks about Japan's need to expand more opportunities for women.
Read the full article here. (04/24/15, Bloomberg)
The author of this article examines the reasons behind career interruptions for women focused on childrearing in Japan, and the effects of such interruptions on the employment and income levels of childrearing women in Japanese society. The author also discusses the effects of Japan's employment structure and recruiting process on the careers of mothers who want to continue working after childbirth.
Read the full article here. (04/01/2015, Japan Labor Review)
The author discusses the key factors as to why few women are business leaders, and proposes what we can do to increase the number of women in leadership.
Read the full article here. (03/05/15, Grant Thornton)
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation - New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work
This article shows the results of a survey on female millennial in 75 countries. It shows how they feel towards the working environment and their career.
Read the full article here. (03/04/15, PWC)
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