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Last month, the ministry said it had considered recruiting female instructors, but "could not secure" any due mainly to "scheduling reasons."

But when publicly criticized, they can assemble 15 at a moment’s notice?

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For as long as the UC continues to infiltrate the LDP, Japanese women will continue to be seated in the back seat.

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Why couldn’t they have done this from the outset? So reactive instead of being proactive!!!

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Japan continues to lag behind in the gender gap rankings. This year it was ranked 116th among 146 countries, making it the worst performing in both the East Asia and Pacific group, and the Group of Seven major economies, according to a report by the Swiss-based World Economic Forum.

Huh? It's actually this high?

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Japan's land ministry said Monday it has added 15 women to the lineup of lecturers for a planned online course on community development for public servants, after it came under fire for having initially filled all 25 speaker spots with men.

Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

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Not surprising at all………

Japan's land ministry said Monday it has added 15 women to the lineup of lecturers for a planned online course on community development for public servants, after it came under fire for having initially filled all 25 speaker spots with men.

These jokers don’t get it, do they?

Plan it from the start, no one is fooled by the very transparent back tracking of the Land Ministry.

Last month, the ministry said it had considered recruiting female instructors, but "could not secure" any due mainly to "scheduling reasons."

And don’t just get any random woman to lecture, just because they have two X Chromosomes. Get them to speak because they are the most knowledgeable at their selected department.

Forget these fake lame excuses about “scheduling reasons,” then plan ahead, properly and make sure in advanced, that people can make it in.

These morons always wonder why Japan is so far behind the other countries in anything they are involved in. Pure incompetence and just a lack of common sense.

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"Last month, the ministry said it had considered recruiting female instructors, but "could not secure" any due mainly to "scheduling reasons.""

Sure sure. And now suddenly all those reasons have disappeared and you could get 15 women when before it was absolutely impossible until the criticism poured in.

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I've always been critical of the perceived need to have equal numbers of women and men as a target for any sort of position, believing that the best person for the job should be the main criterion. Maybe the Japanese government, and employers everywhere, need to draw up strict guidelines as to the selection processes which require the ignoring of the sex of the applicants. Who knows, maybe parity will be achieved as a result anyway!

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Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

They didn't focus on the best lecturers the first time around (all men, all friends of the ministry), why should they focus on the best lecturers after 'scheduling conflicts' could be solved?

If you notice, they didn't choose some random female to lecture. They chose a professor in urban social and cultural studies (the so-called focus of the lectures) and the successful head of marketing for Nagareyama city, among others.

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Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

I have come to the realization that people who use the "woke" comment to justify their position about anything, really are choosing to be ignorant and keep their heads in the sand about reality!

One must truly FEAR the truth, that they need to use this current excuse to hide behind their own insecurities.

About time everyone gets "woke"!

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Nonsense, choose people by merit, not gender, race, etc.

People scream everywhere for women to be placed in highly stressful ball-shrinking jobs in hopes they will be free, happy and all that but reality speaks for itself, generally women are simply not interested in that, so many stories of virtue signaling companies in the West falling flat on their faces after advertising women only managerial jobs just to end up hiring men because they got 0 applications...

"Hurry! We need 〇〇% of women in our team to fill the gap!" Now that's demeaning.

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Tony W.: "I've always been critical of the perceived need to have equal numbers of women and men as a target for any sort of position, believing that the best person for the job should be the main criterion."

I agree, but do you honestly believe they had the best people for the job? I don't. I am sure there were some men, and who knows, maybe ALL of the men, could be replaced by equally qualified, better women. I just don't think they bothered to look until pressure was on them.

Yubaru: "I have come to the realization that people who use the "woke" comment to justify their position about anything, really are choosing to be ignorant and keep their heads in the sand about reality!"

You're too kind to said people. They are flat out either just morons using a soundbite or bigots.

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Better late than never!

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painkillerToday 07:43 am JST

Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

Your comment assumes that the original all-male panel was made up of "the best lecturers" (not an intention to keep out women from higher positions, as is tradition here), and indirectly suggests you don't believe the women chosen - or women in general - could have some "best lecturers" as well. Sir...your misogyny is showing again.

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Hurry! We need 〇〇% of women in our team to fill the gap!" Now that's demeaning.

It should be demeaning to those who make comments or think like this.

Japanese businesses get a failing grade in leadership training and typically only promote people based upon their sex and time of employment. Nothing to do with any actual skill!

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Has anyone seen the new She Hulk? Love how the character needs to go out of the way just to demoralize the incredible Hulk who had suffered far worse in his lifetime than the protagonist of the series who needed to address that men were the root cause of her anxiety in life and that she is emotionally competent and is able to control her anger better than Bruce.

Any who, I do believe these types of cases where the panel simply couldn't hire women because of "scheduling reasons" are the ones at fault for our new generation pumping out films that no longer have good story line and instead push towards their agendas. It is quite obvious that they didn't bother to hire women when screening, and this type of nonsense needs to stop so that we can move on from all this. Let's abolish gender, marital status, race, and all the non important factors from applications and just focus on background and education so that we may hire the best person for the job instead of hiring a specific group of people for marketing purposes.

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AlexToday  10:23 am JST

Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

Your comment assumes that the original all-male panel was made up of "the best lecturers" 

Wrong. That is your perception, Trying too hard bud.

My comment says what it says. Have the best lecturers.

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Why not focus on having the best lecturers, instead of the woke approach to mix and match?

If that was something Japanese companies/government cared about probably non in the original line up or anyone in power would be where they are. So why not get some women in there, maybe they will even pick them based on accomplishments since they can't pick their friends anymore.

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This should not be an issue. If they have the qualifications they should get the job regardless of gender. I’ll bet they don’t have any tattoos.

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great now they have women to serve the tea

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It was just a matter of time that they would put women in positions of consequnce. Abe and Jiminto promised this last year. Oh wait! Make that ten years ago! Oops.

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Nonsense, choose people by merit, not gender, race, etc.

it seems that originally they chose people by gender (male), by inventing some scheduling excuse to exclude females, but now they are choosing speakers on merit.

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Why didn’t they just ask half of the original (male) appointees to identify as female for the duration of the online course, then switch back to being male once it was over?

Surely, that would have kept the woke brigade happy?

Instant equality: problem solved!

TT

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Dango bongAug. 23  02:18 pm JST

great now they have women to serve the tea

Excellent thought.

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