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’.