Womenomics Has to Wait in Line as Tenure Obstructs Abe's Goal

  • Advancement is especially slow in government offices
  • There are more female employees, but often in lowly jobs

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, front row center, poses for a group photograph with members of his new cabinet

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to have women hold 30 percent of supervisory positions in all fields by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in 2020. Right now, his own government is at least 15 years behind schedule.

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