Japan promised to pay firms for promoting women to senior jobs. Not one took up the offer.
Masha Yudin stashed this in Career - women
Japan has even worse "women in leadership" problem: "In April 2014, the Labor Ministry launched a program offering financial rewards to small and mid-sized firms for promoting women into supervisory positions.
But since the program launched 17 months ago, not a single company has applied for the reward, the ministry admitted earlier this week."
Not a single company? That is truly sad.
It sounds like there were some regulations involved that were not trivial to satisfy... But still, women leadership (in corporate world) is very much against traditional Japanese culture.