Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management – Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask uses an escalator in a quiet business district on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7,2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

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Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management: Reuters poll

By Tetsushi Kajimoto

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

Asked how much scope there was to increase female managers, 55% said by around 10%, a quarter said by about 20%, one in 10 firms said by around 30%, while 5% saw no room for that.

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Kelly Clarkson Sued by Father-in-Law’s Management Company amid Split from Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson Reveals She ‘Didn’t See’ Divorce ‘Coming’ as She Says Priority Is to ‘Protect’ Kids

“We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts,” Kelly Clarkson said

Kelly Clarkson is being sued by her management company, which is owned by her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock

According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming the singer owes over $1.4 million in unpaid commissions this year, in addition to the $1.9 million she already paid. The Blast was first to report the news.

Starstruck has represented Clarkson, 38, for the last 13 years, and the singer reportedly had a verbal contract with the Nashville-based company since 2007 outlining that she would pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings.

The lawsuit claims Clarkson hasn’t paid the total commission for her

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Kelly Clarkson Sued By Father-In-Law’s Management Firm Over $1 Million Unpaid Commissions

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  • Kelly Clarkson is facing a lawsuit from her  father-in-law’s management firm over alleged unpaid commissions worth over $1 million
  • Clarkson and Starstruck Management Group have a verbal agreement that she will pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings
  • The firm claims Clarkson still owes it $1.4 million and at least $5.4 million by the end of the year

Kelly Clarkson is facing legal charges after her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock’s management company sued her for unpaid commissions worth over $1 million

Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit against Clarkson on Tuesday and Page Six was able to confirm it through Los Angeles County Superior Court records. The company, which is run by her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock, claimed that she owed them $1.4 million in commissions for her work on “The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

“Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a

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Fact Check: Would forest management get rid of CA wildfires?

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

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President Donald Trump said in the presidential debate Tuesday night that California wildfires would not be happening if the state had better forest management, a claim that is misleading for multiple reasons.

Trump said during the debate with Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden that he gets calls every year about the California wildfires and the state needing emergency help.

“If you had good forest management you wouldn’t be getting those calls,” he said. He acknowledged that climate change might contribute, but insisted that proper forest management would be enough.

Scientists have agreed that climate change is a major reason the wildfires in the state have gotten worse, and the majority of

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