Japan has the lowest participation rate of women in scientific fields such as technology and engineering.
This is stated in the annual report of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) “A Look at Education”, published by the NHK TV channel.
On average, in OECD countries, the share of women entering higher education to study science, mathematics and statistics is 52 percent. In Japan, the figure is 27 percent.
In engineering, manufacturing and construction, the proportion of female students in Japan is 16 percent. The OECD average is 26 percent.
The OECD report says that Japanese women who have acquired a high level of knowledge and skills still “lack role models” in academic fields and “experience difficulties with stereotyped images” when choosing a career.
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