Women Are 5.1% of Japan Big-Firm Execs: Jiji Survey (News)


Tokyo (Jiji Press)—The share of women among major Japanese companies' executives has risen to 5.1%, though the level is still very low by international standards, a Jiji Press survey revealed on July 26.

Of the total 7,659 board members and other executives at 500 surveyed companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section, 392 were women. Their share increased 0.5 percentage point from last year.

The female executive rate in Japan has been rising steadily since the Jiji Press survey on the matter started in 2012, when the rate stood at 1.5%.

Meanwhile, women accounted for 15.8% of all directorships at major companies around the globe in 2016, according to a survey by US financial firm MSCI Inc.

The latest Jiji Press poll showed that 276 of the 500 surveyed companies had at least one female executive.

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