Few Women in Japanese Higher Education Management

Out of 87 national Japanese universities, only one university is lead by a female president, Mitiko Go, president of Tokyo’s Ochanomizu University. Japan has the second largest higher education system, after the U.S., yet there isn’t much room for women in the management of higher education. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that most university leadership positions are filled by internal recruitment, hence it continues to be a male-dominated field. Out of 750 universities and colleges in Japan, only 7% of the universities are run by women. Yet, male don’t only dominate leadership positions in universities, they also dominate the academic profession as a whole. Only 16% of faculty positions are held by women. Mitiko Go, President of Ochanamizu University.
Are women more represented in your countries higher education system; why or why not?