05:24 02-09-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women – study

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Female scientist Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show – the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country, Bangkok Post reported.

The survey comes amid a high-profile row in Japan that has pitted a young female researcher against the scientific establishment, and after repeated calls for Tokyo to boost female participation in the workforce to help plug a skills gap in the economy.

A nationwide study by the internal affairs ministry found that in March last year there were a record 127,800 female scientists in Japan, accounting for 14.4 percent of the total and up 0.4 percentage points from a year earlier.

Despite being a personal best for Japan, the percentage is the lowest among countries with comparable data in the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

In Russia it was 41.2 percent in 2012, 37.7 percent in Britain in 2011, 34.9 percent in Italy in 2011 and 33.6 percent in the United States in 2010.

The Japanese figure, released Monday, is also lower than Germany's 26.7 percent, France's 25.6 percent and South Korea's 17.3 percent, all in 2011.

Economists and commentators around the world agree that Japan's well-educated women are underused, with many dropping out of the workforce when they have children and few returning to their careers.

Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to focus efforts on boosting female participation in the labor force, which lags well behind that of many other developed economies.


Twitterfacebookprint
14:44 15.04.2014
LATEST NEWS
18:03 Population of Uzbekistan exceeds 31 million people17:30 Gold price makes $1,287.20 for ounce by September 1, dropping for $22.7 over a month17:28 Average pension in Kyrgyzstan amounts to 4,432 som17:26 List of products to be exported by Kyrgyzstan to Russia includes up to 50,000 tons of meat – Agriculture Minister17:20 143 cubic meters of garbage removed from Ala-Too Square after Independence Day celebrations17:17 Kyrgyz Culture Days held in Switzerland's Kriens17:10 81.2k employed at Kazakhstani enterprises in July 201417:07 Border Service of Kyrgyzstan recalls ordinary requirements for border crossing17:04 Economic growth deceleration continues in Q2 2014 in Kyrgyzstan16:53 Russia not to intervene militarily in Ukraine, says FM Lavrov16:47 YTD inflation grows up to 8.5% in Q2 2014 in Kyrgyzstan16:44 Over 2 thousand surveillance cameras to be installed in Bishkek within Safe City project16:42 Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce chair discusses prospects for cooperation with Kazakhstan's Ambassador16:32 Tajikistan to build universal sport complex in Dushanbe16:23 Kyrgyzpatent has announced campaign on fight against counterfeiting16:22 Kyrgyzstan, Urumqi discuss deepening of bilateral ties16:15 Kyrgyz State Communications Agency to increase mobile communication coverage up to 98% of country population in 201416:13 CIS Ministers of Internal Affairs meeting in Cholponata to discuss programs for combating crimes16:05 PM Otorbayev, PM Masimov discuss bilateral cooperation in Urumqi16:02 Two killed in New Zealand office shooting
Astana
+17° C
Ashgabat
+35° C
Bishkek
+31° C
Dushanbe
+26° C
Tashkent
+33° C
exchange rates
 
69.85
52.96
8.62
1.43
239.82
182.00
29.63
4.94
6.53
4.97
0.81
0.13
3127.51
2348.02
381.74
65.22
3.75
2.85
0.46
0.08

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75