Japan ministry rapped for all-male lecturers' lineup in online course

国交省のオンライン講義で講師25人が全員男性 大臣陳謝

Kyodo -- Jul 23
Japan's land ministry has come under fire for its all-male lineup for lecturers in a planned online course about community development aimed at public servants, with the minister on Friday describing the lack of female representation as "inappropriate."

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced on its website and also tweeted earlier this week it will begin the course in September, but having no women among the 25 lecturers immediately drew flak from users of Twitter.

The ministry announced Tuesday it was accepting applications for the free-of-charge course that will last until around February, being designed to train employees of the local and central governments in urban development.

The ministry also posted the names and photos of the 25 male lecturers from both the public and private sectors with expertise and relevant experience in areas such as regional economic revitalization. ...continue reading

Jul 23 (ANNnewsCH) - 国土交通省のオンライン講義の講師が全員、男性だったことに大臣が陳謝です。  ...continue reading

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