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Japan, women, and me

Strong targets to get more women into leadership roles are urgently needed

| Japan
Yoshihide Suga and his cabinet ministers pose for a group photo at Suga's official residence in Tokyo on Sep. 16. Only two cabinet members are women. (Photo by Karina Nooka)

Melanie Brock runs a corporate advisory in Tokyo and is founder of the social media project @womenofjapan. She is the first woman elected as an external director of Japan's Sega Sammy Holdings.

I am an optimistic person, someone who tries to find the silver lining. While this Pollyanna approach has served me well, I have found myself feeling rather exasperated of late.

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