What is it about?

In Japan, the ratio of female researcher is 16%, and far behind other developed countries. These day, Japanese government decided the numerical target to hire 30% of women researchers. Government have started the program to improve the condition of women researcher from 2006.

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Why is it important?

The participation of women is inevitable for the diversity in the innovation of science and technology.


I hope that the number of women researcher will be increased, and the promotion to the leadership position will also be increased in Japan.

Yoshie Souma

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This page is a summary of: Efforts to improve Japanese women’s status in STEM fields, Pure and Applied Chemistry, December 2018, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/pac-2018-0903.
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