Now, it is not rare that a woman occupy an administrative position in major companies.
However Japan is deemed as a country not easy to get a high class job for women. In Japan the rate of women in administrative posts is about 10%, lowest in developed countries, except Korea.
Women feel that it is difficult to have a baby in their work life. Child-care leave is hardly offered. Nurseries are very busy. Past ruling Democrat Party of Japan tried to supply child allowance for mothers, but financial crisis did not allow this policy.
I seldom see female bosses around me. On the other hand, several subordinates of mine are female. They are cheerful, have a fun for work, and get a child. The age is changing.
New government in Japan promised to support working women. Powerful women will rise in Japan, I predict in future.
Besides, men are rather powerless recently. It is said that men who do not look for sexual partners aggressively are increasing. They are called “Soshoku-kei”, herbivorous –style. In Japan balance of power between men and women is changed upside down.
Also in Japan domestic violence sometimes occurs. Most of victims are women. However, a few men are suffering from their wife. Legislation in Japan about domestic violence is advantageous for women. So, male victims tend to fall into a pitfall. It is relatively rare, but there are cautious cases.