Monday, April 12, 2021

Atuk's favourite country where they don't like women to talk too much


Japan’s ruling party wants more women at meetings, but must stay quiet

Japan scores poorly on women’s economic participation and political empowerment. (AP pic)

TOKYO: After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party wants women at key meetings — but only if they don’t talk.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a new plan that allows five female lawmakers to join the party’s key meetings as observers.

Toshihiro Nikai, the party’s 82-year-old secretary-general, said on Tuesday that he heard criticism that the party’s board is male-dominated, but added that the board members are elected.

But it is important for the party’s female members to “look” at the party’s decision-making process, he said.

“It is important to fully understand what kind of discussions are happening. Take a look, is what it is about,” Nikai said at a news conference late on Tuesday.

Those female observers can’t speak during the meetings, but can submit opinions separately to the secretariat office, the daily newspaper Nikkei reported.

Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organising committee, resigned last week after derogatory comments about women speaking too much at meetings and making them too long triggered backlash at home and abroad.

The 83-year-old former prime minister’s remarks are one of the examples that show how deep rooted sexism is in Japanese society.

Japan is ranked 121st out of 153 countries on the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap Index — the worst ranking gap among advanced countries — scoring poorly on women’s economic participation and political empowerment.

This week, a group of female lawmakers at the Liberal Democratic Party asked Nikai to increase the ratio of women in key posts at the party.

But requiring female observers at meetings to remain quiet has drawn criticism on social media that the party is out of touch.

Twitter users say the party’s male-centric view has not changed since the Mori controversy.

“People will just put women on them as a kind of PR exercise,” Belinda Wheaton, a cultural sociologist at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, told Reuters.

“I think it’s probably time to be asking questions as to why it is that we feel that men in their 70s or 80s are able to fulfil these roles better versus a man in their 40s or 50s, or a woman,” Wheaton said.

Also making the rounds on social media were comments by Kengo Sakurada, head of a powerful Japanese business lobby, who said Japan’s glass ceiling was “partly women’s fault”.


  1. As opposed to our country where PM takes the advice of in ...."dahling can I advise you something....?" Ha ha ha.....

  2. Didn't Toonsie appoint our first-ever female DPM?

  3. Wow !
    Ktemoc's most hatred country (after USA) combined with Ktemoc's most hatred person (Mahathir)

    By the way , since Ktemoc brought up the subject.
    姦 means "Noisy" in Japan, as Ktemoc uses as an example of how demeaning Japanese culture is towards women.

    Now 姦 means "Evil" in Chinese......what does it say about Chinese culture towards women, and what is Ktemoc's position ?

    1. Wow!!

      Now 姦 means "Evil" in Chinese......!!!

      Such a high class Chinese literature understanding!

      I don't know about the existence of "姦" in Nipponese too.

      U advance to invent yr own word & meaning?

    2. You are just another CCP Zombie Trash

    3. Is that the best u can come out with yr training under that fart filled well when been caught red-handed?

      Tsk… tsk… lousy loser trying to evade muds!

  4. How timely...

    I believe every country in the world has to work on giving women equal opportunities and status in society, Japan probably more than many other countries, but its not useful to pick on any one particular country to demonise.

  5. japs look down on woman n never hide it stance, the host fav woman hold up half the sky hv only one woman in their politburo, none in the standing committee all the years, while taiwan the free independent state hv one woman president, chosen by the people.

    1. That renegade province's puppeteer president is elected by less than 35% of the Formosa population!

      Chosen by people?


      Chosen by a bunch of f*cked well dwelling katak!

  6. U katak want to know which country provide the most sopo opportunity to woman?

    CCP China - look no further!

    Wakakakakaka… well dwelling katak living in time dilation eon.

    1. xiaosan, every ccp member hv 2, official 4, politburo 8, n many live in usa.

    2. No!

      U have mistaken. What u r disclosing r all those Formosa dickheads hiding their 小三, ill-gotten wealth & families in their beloved yankeeland.

      Need proofs?

      Just read those competing 台毒水炮 lah.

    3. this hv some truth, many taiwanese man hide their mainland xiaosan in ccpland while family in whiteman land.

      this perfectly fit yr sopo opportunity assertion. i agree with u this round.

    4. So?

      What r those stories impressed upon a Formosa trained katak?

      Ikut samaX2?


      With what?