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Japan’s ruling party invites women to meetings – but won't let them speak

LDP’s attempt to demonstrate gender equality after Olympic sexism row backfires Spot the women. The Japanese cabinet, with the prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, front centre, pictured in September 2020. Photograph: Issei Kato/AP It was a move designed to show that Japan’s ruling party was committed to gender equality after the sexism row

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Japan’s ruling party invites women to meetings – but won't let them speak

Japan's ruling party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meetings

Hong Kong (CNN)A week after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief resigned in the wake of making sexist comments, another male octogenarian leader in Japan has attracted ire by spouting misogynistic remarks. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country's leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party's key meetings -- but not speak in them. The 82-year-old's plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party's main gatherings was a response

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Japan's ruling party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meetings

Japan's ruling party invites women to attend, but not speak, in cabinet meetings

Japan is the worst offender among advanced nations on the World Economic Forum's 2020 Global Gender Gap Index Japan’s ruling party has invited more women into its key meetings - but only on the understanding that they do not speak. The Liberal Democratic Party, long been dominated by elderly men, will allow five women to join its board meetings as observers. The move comes days after the Tokyo Olympics chief stepped down amid a sexism scandal over his comments that women talk too much in meetings. Just

telegraph.co.uk ,  14d 0
Japan's ruling party invites women to attend, but not speak, in cabinet meetings

Japan: Women allowed to attend ruling party’s meetings – as long...

Women will be invited to attend key meetings of the ruling political party in Japan – as long as they don’t speak. The Liberal Democratic Party proposals will allow five female lawmakers to join the party’s all-male board meetings as observers. The women would be able to “look” at the “kind of discussions” taking place and submit any opinions afterwards. It follows the resignation of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee chief after he said during an online meeting that women talk too much. In

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Japan: Women allowed to attend ruling party’s meetings – as long...

Japan's ruling party says women can join key meetings - as silent observers

When the leaders of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party meet, there are no women at the table. But the male-dominated elected body has a proposal to change that - by allowing five female lawmakers to sit in silence and watch the men work. Toshihiro Nikai, 82, the party's secretary general, told reporters Tuesday that the idea was to allow the party's female members a chance to "look" at the top decision-making process, Reuters reported. They would then be able to submit comments following the meetings. He

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Japan's ruling party says women can join key meetings - as silent observers

Japan's leaders invite women to sit in on meetings - so long as they do not TALK

Japan’s ruling party has proposed to invite women to attend key meetings - so long as they do not speak – days after its Olympics chief was forced to resign for his sexist comments. Leaders of the Liberal Democratic Party decided to allow five female lawmakers to observe its all-male board meetings during which the women are forbidden from talking. The new proposal comes after a sexism row was sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief, Yoshiro Mori, who claimed that women prolonged meetings because they spoke too

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Japan's leaders invite women to sit in on meetings - so long as they do not TALK