Japan’s labour chief wants 4 in 10 bosses to be women by 2030. She just needs to convince women it’s possible

Attempts to appoint female leaders in Japan meet resistance from men and women who see them as running counter to traditional values, according to the new head of the country’s biggest federation of labour unions.“The perception that roles should be divided by gender remains strong,” said Tomoko Yoshino, the first woman to become president of the 7 million-member Japanese Trade Union Confederation, also known as Rengo.“Even if women are capable, they lack confidence. Men are able to pass as…


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