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Number of Female Company Presidents Increasing in Kyushu

A survey carried out by Teikoku Databank has revealed that the ratio of female company presidents in Kyushu is 8.82%. This is a 1.99% increase compared to 10 years ago, and 1.13% above the national average. Female company heads make up 10.32% of the total figure in Okinawa, which is a 4.3% rise on figures from a decade ago. The sectors where female presidents are most common are the real estate, retail, and service industries. The report found that just over half (53.9%) of female presidents took over their family business (53.9%), a situation that has become more common in the context of Japan’s aging society, while around one third (33.1%) are founders of their own companies. Source: Teikoku Databank PDF, 6/26/2017

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Jul 31, 2017 / Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017