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Optical Design & Engineering

Fewer Japanese students entering engineering fields

Since 1999, the number of undergraduates majoring in sciences and engineering in Japan has fallen 10 percent to 503,026, according to the education ministry.

The decline is growing so drastic that industry has begun advertising campaigns intended to make engineering look sexy and cool, and companies are slowly starting to import foreign workers, or sending jobs to where the engineers are, in Vietnam and India.

Full story from the New York Times.