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Land ministry criticized for all-male lecturers' lineup in online course

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Is this a surprise?

-6 ( +12 / -18 )

These decisions are made by males educated in the most prestigious Universities of Japan. So contact with women not introduced by their parents is nill. No surprise here.

-11 ( +9 / -20 )

The ministry has said it had considered having female instructors on its lecturers' lineup but "could not secure" any due to "scheduling reasons."

In other word's, they never even bothered to look for any, and needed a convenient excuse!

-2 ( +13 / -15 )

Women are completely different to men or they're not, choose one and stick with it

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Personally i do see why it matter. The point is to listen to the lectures and if the chosen ones are competent or not. I feel like these days twitter always has to find some reason to complain about something. They should just get a life

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

I get the feeling that women are fine with the status quo, otherwise things would have changed along ago with all the available tools for them, just leave us alone and we are quite happy is the feeling I get.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Ah, the good old days where you only had to check on other box.

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The ministry has said it had considered having female instructors on its lecturers' lineup but "could not secure" any due to "scheduling reasons."

Scheduling reasons, my fanny. I bet it's cuz "women talk too much and therefore make lectures, meetings etc. much longer than they need to be." Sound familiar? It's so tragic that actual change and gender equality will probably never see the light of day in Japan in our lifetimes.

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These decisions are made by males educated in the most prestigious Universities of Japan. So contact with women not introduced by their parents is nill. '

Lol..good one Crickey.

The ministry has said it had considered having female instructors on its lecturers' lineup but "could not secure" any due to "scheduling reasons."

And the nominees for this year,s most lame excuseist award are - .The Land Ministry &....

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Personally i do see why it matter. The point is to listen to the lectures and if the chosen ones are competent or not. I feel like these days twitter always has to find some reason to complain about something. They should just get a life

Exactly!. If you they dont like it, dont sign up for the course.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Who would wanna watch 25 men give 25 lectures in a row about anything?

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No put in this course anymore .

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Women are better communicators than men in general ( especially here in Japan) and the many competent ladies that have taken the stage that I’ve been lucky enough to witness had an actual message, presented well, used visuals, anecdotes, stories to convey it and were highly engaging. Guess the actual government seeks none of that.

Not about quotes or anything, but surely anyone with an ounce of sense would bring the ladies on board. Scheduling problems ay? Hmmmm.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Pardon the cliche , never woman lecturing .

That ‘s not such an apology comment regrettably in head down posing .

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I get the feeling that women are fine with the status quo,

This is literally an article about women expressing their frustration with the status quo.

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HiroToday  07:09 am JST

Personally i do see why it matter. The point is to listen to the lectures and if the chosen ones are competent or not.

The point is that the ministry clearly didn't deem any female lecturers competent enough. It's remarkable that they didn't have a single "scheduling problem" with any of the twenty-five men.

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The ministry announced Tuesday it was accepting applications for the free-of-charge course that will last until around February, 

It would be good to know how many applications did they receive and how many of these applications were from women...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"Always remember Mr. Bond that in Japan, men come first."

Tiger Tanaka

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It's now getting to the stage in Japan where people are starting to ask, 'is there a deep-seated belief that women are second class in anything they do in Japanese society?'"

You mean there was any doubt about this being what 99% of J- oyaji decision makers believe?

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Writing stories about some Twitter-er reaction is just lazy.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Don't forget you need to have a representative of the LGBQT community too.

I guess they need to go out and hire a disabled colored (non-Asian) female Lesbian Bi-Sexual, and then they're covered for all eventualities ... right ?

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