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My point was that publicizing the high wages of men could provide an incentive to attract women from outside the prefecture and help counter population decline.

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Narutaka Ito, mayor of the city of Kuwana, Mie Prefecture. He has been criticized for declaring at a meeting of municipal leaders from across the prefecture that he would launch a campaign to attract new female residents by saying they can "live rich by marrying a high-earning Mie Prefecture man" during discussions on closing the gender gap.

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Lol. Taxi for oyaji.

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launch a campaign to attract new female residents by saying they can "live rich by marrying a high-earning Mie Prefecture man" during discussions on closing the gender gap.

Bubble Era solutions for 2024. The LDP is corrupt, feckless and parasitical.

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He shouldn't have to apologize. Studies in developed countries over the years show a clear trend for well-educated high-earning women in the most equitable societies to still "marry up" financially. It's extremely rare to find female lawyers married to male bus drivers, for example, but not so rare the other way around.

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Mie is a gorgeous prefecture and somewhere I have often contemplated relocating to. One of the defining points of Mie is the friendliness of its people. Maybe that's something that the mayor can sell. That and the gorgeous nature and delicious food that exists there.

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We all would like to marry one of the "high-earning Mie Prefecture man" ,lol, dream come true. Awesome campaign idea by this mayor, facepalm ;)

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I thought the funny thing was that even after he got it pointed out to him it was like he didn't understand why this was a daft thing to say. Even if we don't think of it as a gender equality issue it is still an odd strategy to increase the population.

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My point was that publicizing the high wages of men could provide an incentive to attract women from outside the prefecture and help counter population decline.

Wealth can attract people to marry but that's not the only factor, especially when someone decide to live under the same house for year and sharing anything.

However ojiisan won't know about this, thinking that if hostess in the club, or snack bar that being attracted to customer that spend so much money that will reflect same thing in the real world.

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How can that counter population decline when they come for money instead of pregnancies and also have to be subtracted from the population count in the area or or other prefecture they come from? I already don't understand the formal logic behind that proposal.

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"live rich by marrying a high-earning Mie Prefecture man"

I think some guys might also like to marry a high-earning Mie Prefecture man.

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He shouldn't have to apologize. Studies in developed countries over the years show a clear trend for well-educated high-earning women in the most equitable societies to still "marry up" financially.

That could be true and still require an apology, when the purpose is to attract women there are many things that could be used that directly appeal to them without respect to their desire to marry in the first place. His approach would indicate he is interested only on bringing women that are interested in "marrying up" instead of trying to attract women that have any other merit.

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Kuwana is to Nagoya what Kobe is to Osaka, almost a suburb.

Kuwana men are likely to earn far more than blokes from other parts of Mie, which are much more scenic.

Anyway, cue Harry Enfield. "All right darlin' Look at my wad! I've got LOADSAMONEY!"

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Yeap of only you are interested in women who like your high salary more than you as a person. Good luck.

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First ,what is meant by high male wages ? I know a lot males who certainly want part of this high wage claim when compare to other western countries It actual below average. Women working as a mechanic is paid the same hourly rate as her male mechanic in the same workshop. It against labour law to underpay a trade person. Nurse are on the same hourly rate as the males nurses. A female educator ( teacher) is paid the same rate per hour as males teachers. If you're a female elementary teacher you are paid the same hourly rate as an male elementary teacher. Trade persons weather male or female are on the same hourly rate here in Japan. the problem is profession where it is required to negotiate for a yearly contract. Males seem to overwhelmly get a better deal because they are better at negotiation a yearly contract. Women lift your game in your negotiating skills because no management nor government are going to set the same pay rate for all yearly contracted professionals.

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Exactly N Tax Politicians 95% That Would B An Equalizer With Common People N There Will B Gradual Population Increase Otherwise

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right, no woman has ever been attracted to wealth and financial security.

yet i suddenly became more attractive when i bought that red 560SL in 1986.

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