22. Japan and the Digital Gender Gap


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We spoke with Malcolm Foster about his recently published article in the New York Times on Japan's digital gender gap.

Malcolm is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist who has written about business, culture, religion, society, education and travel for a range of publications. Born and raised in Hokkaido as the son of American missionary parents, he worked as a reporter and editor for 17 years for the Associated Press in Japan (including during the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster), Thailand and the United States. He’s also worked for Reuters and Bloomberg. He also loves to oil paint, and recently started selling his art online (malcolmsart.com). He lives with his wife and son in Mitaka, near Inokashira Park.

Click to read Malcolm's article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/business/japan-tech-workers-women.html

Check out the following links for more information:

Code Chrysalis, a programming boot camp in Japan for both men and women: https://www.codechrysalis.io/

Waffle, offers programming courses for girls to close the gender gap: https://waffle-waffle.org/

Ms. Engineer, a women-only programming boot camp in Japan: https://ms-engineer.jp/

Technovation Girls, "a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls to become leaders, creators and problem solvers":


CareFinder, babysitting matching service: https://www.carefinder.jp/en

Astroscale: https://astroscale.com/

The UNESCO Science Report, chapter on women and technology: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375429.locale=en.page=4

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