JAPAN: Female graduates get more jobs

Among those who graduated from universities Japan this past spring, 66.4% of women found full-time employment, surpassing 57.7% of new male graduates who secured regular work, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.

It is the first survey result to show the percentage of new graduates, broken down by gender, who found regular employment. The survey showed that women tend to make more realistic choices than men, not restricting themselves to their first-choice companies, but rather looking for jobs patiently.

In the fourth survey on universities across the nation, The Yomiuri Shimbun also asked state, public and private universities about details of job-hunting assistance programmes, including how universities nourish students' ability to communicate and how they support students in finding a job. The survey was taken by 84% of universities, covering 94% of university students nationwide.
Full report on the Yomiuri Shimbun site