Recently someone asked me if Japan was still a patriarchal society, and I said that things were changing. Women have more opportunities in the workplace: they aren't pressured to quit their jobs when they get married, some even keep them after having a child (I said it was getting better, I didn't say it was fair). Well, the Japan Olympic Committee just put the lie to that..
This is ridiculous.
The Japanese women's soccer team, the current Women's World Cup champion team, will be flying to London by Economy Premier class, at about 500K yen per seat (someone should teach the JOC about discount tickets and early purchase).
Yet the men's team, currently ranked #20 in the world, gets to fly Executive Class at 750K a pop. Nothing against the men, but...
An irreverent look at life in Japan and the differences between the perception and the everyday reality of life as experienced by an American who has lived there for 20 years. What Japan is really like, how the Japanese really act, as well as a slightly outside perspective of events in the USA.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Wow. How can they actually justify that!? That is ridiculous.ReplyDelete