Friday, July 11, 2014

You don’t understand at all….A cartoon by Ichihana Hana

 “Get married already!” “Can you not bear children?”
(after an apology) “Please, we would like you to get married as soon as possible.”

The assembly of Japan’s capital, which is chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, proved to the public that it fails to live up to the international standard of gender equality late June.
 Liberal Democratic Party member SUZUKI Akihiro, 51, jeered, “Get married already,” to SHIOMURA Ayaka, 34-year-old member of Your Party at the assembly on June 18. Shiomura was speaking at Tokyo assembly that the metropolis improves its support system for women during their pregnancy, child-raring, and for others who are going through infertility treatment.
 After denying accusation and media’s frantic investigation of the culprit, Suzuki eventually admitted one of several jeers was made by himself and made an official apology at a press conference on June 23.
 “I was hoping that she will get married soon while more women are marrying later in their age,” he said at the press conference. “I am truly sorry for lacking any consideration in making such a remark.” (MATSUMOTO Chie)

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