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Men Urged Female Japan Union Head Not to Take Job – FT


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Tomoko Yoshino described a barrage of efforts to derail her promotion to the presidency of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation


Tomoko Yoshino, the first woman to head the largest trade union organisation in Japan. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP

 

Male colleagues of the first woman to head Japan’s largest trade union association begged her to turn the job down because they believed her gender made her incapable of fighting corporate Japan for higher wages.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Tomoko Yoshino described a barrage of efforts to derail her promotion to the presidency of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) due to a “male-centred image”.

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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