Researcher is now the second-most popular job among Japanese boys, a nationwide survey of 1,100 elementary school andchildren found on Jan. 6.
Soccer player remained the top job for the seventhyear, followed by police officer or detective, according to the annual survey by Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co.
Regarding the surging popularity of researchers, the insurerJapan's recent Nobel Prize winners as a potential cause.
"Japanese nationals winning Nobel Prizes successively may have had an effect," an official of the insurance company said. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: January 20, 2017