Around 40 percent of white-collar foreign workers in Japan feel discriminated against in their offices due to their nationality or gender, according to a survey by private human resources company Adecco Ltd.

The survey, conducted in October, polled 300 white-collar foreign workers aged 20 to 60 on working conditions. Those surveyed were registered as Rakuten Research Inc. monitors.

Pollees included those in sales and marketing, personnel management, as well as creators and technicians in Japanese and foreign companies based in Japan. English teachers were excluded from the survey.