Tokyo Story

Caroline Kennedy appointment expected to help Japanese women

In Japan, women represent 49% of college graduates, but only 2% of executive board members and less than 1% of CEOs—but there's a chance that one woman can help turn the tide. Thursday, President Obama nominated Caroline Kennedy to become the next Ambassador to Japan, and observers are betting she can provide a role model to other women. “When Japanese young women look up, they often see a ceiling full of men in dark suits,” said Kathy Matsui, managing director and chief Japan analyst for Goldman Sachs. “Japan needs more female role models.”

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July 25, 2013 1:39 PM