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Too many people have lost their sense of humour and end up getting easily offended instead.

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But it's true, women DO talk too much. The other day, I shared with wife research showing that men, on average, say 2200 words a day, while women use more than 4400 words a day.

She looked ready to bust my jaw and then responded: "Yeah, you're absolutely right. But it's only because we women have to repeat everything we say to you inattentive husbands."

Startled, I looked up from my phone and said, "What'dya say, Hon?"

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Wow, does he know about it??

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Mori seems to the the kind of person who just falls upwards and people have to deal with such a creton because of his status and connections. Why he is even in that position baffles me.

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How many of those 100k sigs are Japanese and westerners? Majority or a big portion say non Japanese.

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Woman talks too much, nothing is wrong with that, man talk too much as well,,that's the freedom of speech...some men in BBC the house talk like a parrot, like some women talk like FM radio...freedom of speech Humans,,,,one love

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Another point that may be made is that, I believe, women like detail. If they are going to truly understand something, I believe that women tend to want as much detail as possible and assume that others do as well. Men not so much as they already 'know everything' and don't feel that detail will add to their already formed opinions.

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Mori-san is 83. He has the bladder of a woman in near-term pregnancy. ANY meeting may seem looonng to him at this point in his life. And he was programmed a long time ago when men could say anything they wanted about women, and those times have, blessedly, passed and left behind deep potholes for those not paying attention. But, I suspect this elderly dinosaur has met his meteor...time to rest, Sir.

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I get the feeling that people like to feel outraged about something. They feel better about themselves when they sign a petition. Like they are making a differnce in this world. I am not outraged!

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Mori is in this for THE CASH.

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People seem to be forgetting the context in which he said women talk too much. Wasn't it in response to why there isn't more women on the board / committee? And he said something about women knowing their place. And people are defending them, bunch of clowns I tell ya.

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How many of these people know that Mr. Mori is suffering from terminal lung cancer? The whole story is absolute disgrace.

How is his having lung cancer a disgrace? Sad I'd say. Not sure who or what is disgraced though.

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How many of these people know that Mr. Mori is suffering from terminal lung cancer? The whole story is absolute disgrace.

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Social movements in Japan tend to mirror those in the US, albeit by a delay of 15 years or so. Think 'no smoking' sections in restaurants, 'eco bags' at supermarkets, gay marriage and common law partnerships (getting there).

One trend I certainly hope stays put in this side of the Pacific is this rabid political correctness and cancel culture.

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OLYMPIC JUSTICE

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Women haters persuade him to stay because they want humiliate women in public. But they only show how despicable they are and the real nuisance here.

Men never quit over women trashing. A Japaneze man excuse has the value of the one made to corean women confort : zero. How come the international olympic council didn't quit him ? You can be sure woman games are to be trashed as well as invalid one.

The female mascot for invalid has the horrible meaning that i was afraid to believe with this man in command. He declares in name of all japanese male war to the free world women and all invalidates people on earth !

This is a criminal in my country because he evict women and invalide and all he consider weak. Those eugenist thinking have killed more people than anything else in the world including Japan.

He deserves prison and urge amend. This is like having china money for your political election or money embezzlement. This kind of thinking is at the origin of Tokyo behavior paying black money to win the game in Tokyo before France.

This is a world shame for Japan proving it shouldn't have been hosting the game. A bad deed never win in France, and you forgot olympic are protected by our justice spirit ! We will know everything there is to know until Olympic Justice is back to protect and rule over the spirit game. 

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NadAge

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Think before U talk.

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Some women talk a lot. Some men talk a lot. shrug

True or not, he shouldn't have said it like that - if at all.

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Yes it wasn't right thing to say but i think we should be grateful for his pompous behaviour. Because of his statement, now the Tokyo Olympics 100% will not happen this year or even next year.

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He should be at home watching soap operas and reading newspapers.

So that is another reason he should get the boot. He was a lousy short-term prime minister too and had an 8% approval rating before he left. How about giving the Olympic chief position to someone that has actually participated in the Olympics and knows the ins and outs of it instead of a has-been politician whose only sports experience is playing rugby in college over 60 years ago?

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Whether women talk to much at meetings or not is NOT this dithering incoherent codgerers place to say.

Resign ASAP please Mori no one needs to hear the drivel that comes out of your mouth anymore.

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I bet there could be scientific study on this. 

Gloria Higgins - you should keep yourself better informed, and I am surprised that you are ignorant of the facts, especially since you are an 'educator'. All research has shown that what you say is not true. What you claim is, if true, merely anecdotal, and therefore scientifically useless.

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Gloria Higgins, welcome to the site.

Do tell us more about your poll results and experiences, as a woman, in 20 years of attending meetings.

The women tend to either start talking about off topic subjects or start venting.

I’m sure you can avoid such pitfalls as your fellow women in your response.

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@Gloria I thin people in general in Japan talk too much in meetings they don't get straight down to the point they seem to beat around the bush a fair bit unless there is someone competent running the meeting they seem to go on forever..

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He is already humiliated for what he said. Why lose your jobZ

it is time for people to be more understanding if this world wants peace. It cannot be always just one aide is correct.

people are onky humans and always make a mistake. Being sorry is not enough? That is worse than being a fascist. People can no longer make mistakes.

I think this old man has learned his story.

i know what he is saying. I am a woman and Indo notice that too.

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 a female teacher who attends numerous meetings for over 20 years. I can testify that women do talk too much during meetings. 

I totally agree to this.

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All international press is on fire with this subject.

is not gonna get away easy.

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As a female teacher who attends numerous meetings for over 20 years. I can testify that women do talk too much during meetings. Of course there are exceptions. The women tend to either start talking about off topic subjects or start venting. It is not that their opinions are not wanted about the meeting’s agenda, it is that they waste valuable time when they go off topic. I bet there could be scientific study on this. I was not there to hear the context of Mori’s comments but If it was based on what I experience in meetings, I agree with him. I polled other female teachers About their experience during meetings and they agree, women talk too much during meetings.

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Say what you feel is right in your heart

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@AzabuSamurai

Is there also a support of Mori petition?

I do not know of one but you or someone could probably start one. I don’t thing Change.org would be the right place as supporting Mori would not be a change. I also don’t think you would get a lot of supporters based on what I hear from in laws, extended family and Japanese friends but who knows? I’m sure there is a place somewhere.

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Sign all you want, nothing will change, the old dinosaur will continue to lead this farce, this episode only adds drama to the pathetic unavoidable olympic comedy..

I just will sign for the first Hot Dog eating contest for the next pathetic olympics circus !!..

LOOOOOOOL !!!..

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Danny NguyenToday  11:44 am JST

@Derek Grebe

It's right here: http://chng.it/WtCmwJPrCJ

More than 105,000 people have signed so far and it still keeps on going.

Many more Covid deaths worldwide than those significant not signatures?

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@Derek Grebe

It's right here: http://chng.it/WtCmwJPrCJ

More than 105,000 people have signed so far and it still keeps on going.

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Leave the parlor guy alone. He’s in his mud-80’s. He hasn’t got a clue what he is saying at the best of times. He should be at home watching soap operas and reading newspapers.

Yes, and 87,000 people have signed a petition to help him do just that.

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Any chance of a link to the petition, JT? I'm pretty sure a lot of your readership would be interested in reading more.

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He must stay on just for the comedy. In a world of grey stiffs, at least this clown brings a chuckle

Simian, you are really naughty.

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Is there also a support of Mori petition?

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All Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, has to do is to call a press conference and state that the Tokyo Government has through Yoshiro Mori own actions and behavior have no confidence in Tokyo Olympic head Yoshiro Mori continuing his duties.

That it, game over.

So, to remind Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the promises and pledges to take lead in raising women representation in politics, employment and society.

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@Meiyouwenti

So you think that it's OK to sweep the problem under the rug like irresponsible people do all the time? No, it's not OK. You solve the problem by confronting it up front, making sure that there are consequences to actions. I'm aware about Japanese customs when it comes to apologizing, but I also know when an apology is not sincere at all. In Mori's cas, it's up to be considered for the Most Unsincere Apology of the Year award.

I will use an analogy to explain to you what is wrong here. Mori is like a overpatriarchal, drunken and abusive soon-to-be father to a child. The problem is that he is a nuisance that will likely become a far bigger problem when that child (the Olympics) will be born. What the best outcome is for the Olympic movement in Japan in such circumstances as of now is to sack Mori and to leave the reins to a younger person, who is personally invested in the project and who represents the best out of Olympic values.

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Just signed the petition. If the IOC and corporations are hesitant act, then it’s incumbent upon the people to take action. Mori has completely soured the mood for the Olympics and has turned the event into a fight for basic human dignity. Defeating Mori (and those who think it’s ok to insult women) is the only Olympic event right now.

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What are they making all the fuss about? Mori apologized and the IOC said the case is settled. If Governor Koike thinks Mori’s remark is a major issue and unacceptable, it’s time to cancel the Games.

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I wonder why people here think it is a generation problem. I guess most thinking that have not lived here long

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And Zero will be done about it, with Koike being a complete and utter coward "knowing her place" in this sexist society -- which, of course, ranks near dead last in the world in terms of gender equality. She said such remarks were "impermissible", but when asked at a news conference what she would do about it, she RAN from the podium after mumbling a few of the set lines her masters gave her. She can claim to champion women's rights all she wants, but she does absolutely nothing for them at all by letting this man keep his position, and in fact, bowing down to and defending him. I think I understand why people here call "husband" "shujin", or "owner/master" in Japanese. THat's how they treat them, evidently, and how people like Mori get away with treating women. If I'm wrong, he'll be fired, right?

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Anyone stupid enough to say something like that is also too stupid to realize that he should resign.

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This archaic artifact needs to be preserved in the museum for the younger generations not out in public office of some sort including Olympics. Retire him out, let a youngster have the opportunity to gain the experience of his position. Too many old people holding on and need to let go of the reins. HIs thinking is way out of date and can only change by removing that generation out and called upon as needed for consultation.

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Fell short of asking for removal.....because people are week here.

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Signing petition is waste of time & futile.

i will ask them one thing Who sign petition, Can you change something in japan OR has anything in japan history been changed by signing petition??? The Answer is no. That is why signing petition is waste of time & futile..

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Good on those who signed this petition! Glad to see people standing up and taking action. It’s good to see that people do want change in Japan. However difficult it is to do or slow to happen.

The situation isn’t a laughing matter, as some commenters state. Sexism and gender equality are serious issues that Japan Mose definitely need to tackle. The man himself is the joke. As is those who gave him this job and put him in charge.

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@Kurisupisu hit it right on the nose perfectly

It is not the inane comments that matter, rather, the bigger picture

Mori is an egotistical spoon in the mouth Waseda type who is an LDP insider. One of the worst PM's in Japan's history. What he said is foolish in the 21st Century and an insight into his mind....he things this? Who cares...but the issue is what he said, the way he said it, and the way it is being addressed is indicitive of the larger problem of Japan. The LDP is incestuous and a group of old men who are failing to adapt (whether they like it or not) to the way the world is changing. In the end this hurts Japanese citizens in many ways (including financially).

Finally, this has nothing to do with U.S. Republicans or Democrats. Trump is gone, everyone should be happy...not sure about the relevance of the comparison....maybe I am missing something.

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Mori is a sinecure on steroids. The ker-chings never stop for Japan's geriatric grandees who bring nothing to the table except to whine and dine.

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@Kurisupisu

Yes I know what you mean.

But to be honest, when I heard that news for the first time, I at once start to laugh.

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Hes 83 he has to go would the private sector ever hire someone his age....the dementure has really set in by the looks of it...

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IOC said the case is settled. I wonder if that would be their stance if he said something racist or against the handicapped? What would be the difference? It's not only the remark, it's the mentality that this is sitting at the top of the JOC and now the IOC is complicit by acknowledgment. Forget the Olympics, the spirit is dead and the athletes are only pawns to make money for the likes of Bach and Mori.

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Wow this comments section. Taking responsibility for your actions and your words is not ‘cancel culture’. It’s called ‘accountability’.

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It is not laughable Monty-it shows what is wrong with and why Japan has been on a downward slope for over 30 years.

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It is not right for him to make such remarks, and for everyone to let it go by saying 'Oh well, he's a grandpa'. If there are people who say it is wrong, if they think it is wrong, we have to voice it," Nojo said.

97,900+ as of this morning and going up every second. Have at it if you want:

http://chng.it/WtCmwJPrCJ

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It is not right for him to make such remarks

What do you expect from a 81 year old man who is stucked in the Pre-World War 1 -area.

If you put such an old fossil in such a position dont expect any clever comments by him.

But like I said before, this topic is more laughable than to take it really serious.

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One thing is for sure, Japan needs more Momoko Nojos.

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Where is the link?

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In a world of grey stiffs, at least this clown brings a chuckle

So, are we supposed to just "laugh" it away? In my opinion, no matter the excuses you make, there is nothing funny about the situation. All these "grey stiffs" have to go!

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It is not the inane comments that matter, rather, the bigger picture is how Japan is hide bound to having geriatrics seemingly run the show when they should be retired and reading stories to their grandkids...

This is the problem, it's time the Japanese people 'urged' for a more youthful representation in politics. I feel like with the kohai /Senpai system engrained into them from childhood that they wont though. Education is the root of this problem and the lack of a meritocracy.

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Student activist Momoko Nojo, who leads a group called No Youth, No Japan, said she and other activists started the petition on Change.org to convey the public's anger to Mori. By 10 p.m. on Friday, the petition had reached 87,000 signatures.

87 thousands signature just less than one week.

Oh, come on! Leave the parlor guy alone. He’s in his mud-80’s. He hasn’t got a clue what he is saying at the best of times. He should be at home watching soap operas and reading newspapers.

He can do that after he resigns.

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It is not the inane comments that matter, rather, the bigger picture is how Japan is hide bound to having geriatrics seemingly run the show when they should be retired and reading stories to their grandkids...

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Currently 99.9% of Japan hasn't signed the petition. Nothing to see here

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Wow. Mr. Mori is in big trouble. Imagine what would have happened if he said something that was actually bad.

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Nice idea, but it's obvious by now that the public's opinion has nothing to do with the Tokyo Olympic planning. It's all about Japan and its powerful Olympics backers not losing face, especially since Beijing's Games will follow, and about the legacy of Mori, who is elderly and not long for this world and who needed to fix his reputation after his brief but disastrous prime ministerial stint.

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Oh, come on! Leave the parlor guy alone. He’s in his mud-80’s. He hasn’t got a clue what he is saying at the best of times. He should be at home watching soap operas and reading newspapers.

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He must stay on just for the comedy. In a world of grey stiffs, at least this clown brings a chuckle

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