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The ten tallest buildings in the world are:
1. Burj Khalifa (Dubai), 828 meters
2. Taipei 101 (Taiwan), 508 m
3. Shanghai World Financial Center (China), 492 m
4. International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong), 484 m
5. Petronas Tower I (Malaysia), 452 m
6. Petronas Tower II (Malaysia), 452 m
7. Zifeng Tower (China), 450 m
8. Willis Tower (USA), 442.1 m
9. Kingkey 100 (China), 441.8 m
10. Guangzhou International Finance Centre (China), 439 m
Source: Asahi Shinbun
The two billion women in Asia work for less than their male counterparts - and this is costing Asia $89 billion.
The Asia Society surveyed women's status in health, education, economic activity, and political leadership.
Japan came in last in senior corporate positions, with only five percent of of those held by women.
In pay, also, Japan fared badly. Japanese women earn 60% of what men do.
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