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List of Japan’s leading female corporate executives

  • 2015-02-23 15:00:00
  • , Nikkei
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(Bungeishunju: March 2015 – p. 242)


 Major corporate executives and others

Keiko Tashiro (51 years old)

Became a Member of the Board, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. in the summer of 2014.


Chairwoman of the Board, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc.

Mikiko Ariake (49)

Resona Holdings PR manager


Entered (then) Nikko Securities as a regular clerical worker.


Recruited by Resona Holdings in 2005.

Michiko Ogawa (52)

Director, Panasonic


Director of Technics luxury audio brand


Jazz pianist

Chika Kako (50)

Toyota Motor’s first-ever female chief engineer


Chief engineer for “Lexus” luxury cars

Yukari Tominaga (56)

Vice President, Hitachi Solutions


Worked for many years as system engineer for planning and development of employment management system.

Chikako Sekine (61)

Corporate Executive Officer, Shiseido Co., Ltd.


Oversees 22,000 beauty experts worldwide.

Yumiko Kamata (48)

Senior executive officer, Calbee, Inc.


Launched “Ekinaka business” as president of affiliate of JR East.

Mitsuru Clare Chino (48)

First female executive officer of Itochu Corporation


Demonstrated ability in M&A after working at a U.S. law office as international lawyer.

Kaoru Kashima (56)

Executive board member, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC


Specialist in auditing electrical appliance and chemical manufacturing and knowledgeable about child rearing and elderly care systems.

Reiko Akiike (50)

Senior partner, Boston Consulting Group


Displayed ability in reconstructing Kyushu Industrial Transportation Holdings and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. as managing director of Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ).

Mana Nakazora (unknown)

Investment research head, BNP Paribas Securities (Japan).


Top analyst for the third consecutive year in “Nikkei Veritus” bond analyst and economist ranking.

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