| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Japan’s ruling party allows women to attend its meetings on condition of “not speaking”

  1. The Japanese ruling party made a decision to allow women to participate in its main meetings, on condition not to speak, in a move that came days after the head of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee was forced to step down from his post due to comments deemed offensive to women he made.

The Liberal Democratic Party suggested allowing five female representatives to participate to monitor meetings of its male-only board of directors.

Under the decision, female deputies cannot speak during the meeting, but only cast opinions after that.

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, had caused a firestorm of controversy after stating that women “talk a lot” at meetings.

  • BBC Arabic