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This story is part of a package on women in Japan. The introduction is here.

The number of men (per 10,000) who take paternity leave from work, compared with the 7,300 women who take maternity leave.

SOURCE: HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTRY

How many minutes men aged 20 and older spend on housework per weekday, compared with 4 hr. 27 min. spent by women aged 20 and over.

SOURCE: NHK 2005 KOKUMIN SEIKATSU JIKAN CHOSA

Percentage of female researchers

SOURCE: MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Percentage of female presidents at universities

SOURCE: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Percentage of those who passed the 2005 exam to become “fast-track” government officials who were wome

SOURCE: NATIONAL PERSONNEL AUTHORITY

Percentage of female Diet members

SOURCE: THE HOUSE OF COUNCILLORS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Percentage of women in bucho (department manager) positions in firms

SOURCE: HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTRY

Percentage of the average full-time male worker’s hourly wage paid to female part-timers

SOURCE: HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTRY

Percentage of fathers with pre-school-age children who say they would like to place equal priority on their jobs and parenting/housework.

SOURCE: HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTRY

Compiled by TOMOKO OTAKE, Staff writer

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