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Olympic Gaffes

When Yoshiro Mori, the former prime minister and prime gaffe maker, made his comments earlier this month, he seemed to know that he would get in trouble, and that the newspapers would write it up badly. That didn't stop him. Aware enough of the potential repercussions he went ahead anyway and more or less suggested that women should be seen and not heard in meetings. Women across Japan are rightly upset and the torrent of criticism has finally led him to resign.

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