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Women can help revive innovation for Japan Inc.

Encouragement of female advancement in STEM fields will bring out new ideas

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French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. in October 2015: The groundbreaking discovery by the duo of female scientists left a memorable impression.   © Reuters

Nobuko Kobayashi co-leads the consumer practice of global strategy consulting group EY-Parthenon. This article reflects the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the global EY organization or its member firms.

In 2020, chemists Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin and Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, jointly won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9.

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