Japanese women are ‘baby-making machines’

Japanese women are baby-making machines

Japan women called child machines
BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific
Saturday, 27 January 2007, 22:48 GMT

Japan’s health minister has referred to women as “birth-giving machines” in a speech to a local political meeting.
Hakuo Yanagisawa called for women to do their best to bear children in order to counter Japan’s plummeting birth rate and rapidly ageing population.
“Because the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head,” he said....more...

This is not the first time that Yanagisawa (柳澤伯夫, born in 1935) has talked trash. He is on record that female succession of the Japanese Imperial throne will lead to a further weakening of the nation. As a welfare minister, Hakuo Yanagisawa, does not make much sense–He’s an old MOF czar who is owning to business interests and a tax expert—not an expert on ‘baby-making machines’.

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3 thoughts on “Japanese women are ‘baby-making machines’”

  1. Via email Sass-chan on Jan 30, 2007 11:49 AM wrote:

    From the country that time forgot….
    More feminist wisdom from the country that legalized the birth control pill in 1999. Did you read that and understand it??? 1999!!!!

    Japan PM Rebukes Minister for Calling Women ‘Birth-Giving Machines’

    “The number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 is fixed. The number of birth-giving machines (and) devices is fixed, so all we can ask is that they do their best per head,”

  2. Hey Sass-chan…

    As they say in infomercials, “but wait there’s more….”

    The reason the birth control pill was not legalized until 1999, was that doctors lobby pushed hard against the pill because abortions here in Japan is lucrative cash income for them (underreported cash income from doctors do not pay taxes on non-health insurance procedures) .

  3. Japan Women Should ‘Have More Children’ And ‘Contribute To Their Country,’ Politician Says
    International Business Times | Oct 1, 2015
    The Japanese government’s top spokesman has come under fire after saying that women should “contribute” to the country by having lots of children, the Telegraph reported. Yoshihide Suga, the chief cabinet secretary, made the comments Tuesday while speaking on a Fuji TV news show.
    “With their marriage, I am hoping that mothers will contribute to their country by feeling like they want to have more children,” he said. “Please bear many children,” he added, in reference to the recent marriage of Japanese celebrities Masaharu Fukuyama and Kazue Fukiishi, which he said he hoped would serve as a model for other Japanese couples.

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