Women hold just a small percentage of senior management positions in Japan, one of the world’s wealthiest economies, despite their accomplishments in business, education and the community.

There is also a lack of women in government and parliament, contributing to the slow pace of policy change. Mari Kogiso, Co-Founder of SDG impact Japan, and Junko Yoda, Sweef Capital Country Advisor, say Japan has a chronic women problem, but there’s growing recognition of the case for change. 

Read more about efforts to strengthen the pipeline of talented Japanese women moving into senior leadership ranks in this Insight Series article exploring the state of women senior management representation, indicator two in the Sweef Capital Gender ROITM