Ninety-one out of 127 commercial TV stations nationwide have zero female executives. Moreover, no TV stations in Tokyo and Osaka have female Chief Executive Officers (e.g. Directors) in production departments, Japan Federation of Commercial Broadcasting Workers' Unions found.

In other words, more than 70% of these companies have no female directors.

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The fact that there are no female decision-makers in the media requires immediate improvement, given that the media themselves have been calling for an urgent increase of female leaders in Japan.

Commercial TV stations need to accept the numbers shown in the survey results seriously to improve their gender balance.