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Women still shut out of top Japan business lobby's leadership

Glass ceiling remains unbroken at old-boys club Keidanren

Keidanren's leadership meets with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, center left, Japan's top government spokesperson. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan's most influential business lobby again failed to name its first female board member Monday, blaming a lack of women in leadership posts at the corporations it represents.

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, unveiled Monday an all-male slate of four new nominees for a board of directors consisting of the chairman and 18 vice chairs.

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