Japan faces a growing backlash over sexism in politics

Japan's governing party has decided to invite women to meetings but with one stipulation -- they are only there to observe. CNN's Selina Wang reports on the state of sexism in Japanese politics. #CNN #News


  1. Samia E

    Samia E4 days ago

    White media never never criticise hostile east Asian cultures to women. They only do to that to Muslim and black nations. Hypocrisy and double standard! Shame on you white media!

  2. 佐竹春香

    佐竹春香10 days ago

    it's also too common to see politicians fall sleep during the meeting. Likewise, it would be miracle if female PM born in Japan.

  3. Leech

    Leech10 days ago

    Tread carefully Japan. You don't want to end up like the US were degeneracy becomes the norm.

  4. LEC 18:57 0-6 in Finals Got Reverse Swept

    LEC 18:57 0-6 in Finals Got Reverse Swept12 days ago

    Sexual harassment 👍 Sexism 👍 Denying comfort women 👍 Neighbors shitting on them 👍👍 Bomb Pearl Harbor 👍 Act as victims 👍 Overworked Citizens 👍 Still using fax machines 👍 Most Overrated country in Asia 👍 Refuse to apologize with their atrocities in nanking 👍 Must be Japan!. 👍🤣

  5. Richard Mc kenzie

    Richard Mc kenzie12 days ago

    Section 4. Elections And Meetings (1) The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by legislature thereof; but the Congress may at ant time by law make it alter such regulations, [except as to the places of choosing senators ].

  6. Johnny Mnemonic

    Johnny Mnemonic12 days ago

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  7. David Mancera

    David Mancera13 days ago

    Hey it’s Kathy

  8. fAshSon

    fAshSon14 days ago

    Older people are not always right. Young people have fresh perspectives, sometimes old people must listen to

  9. Iono Kiero

    Iono Kiero14 days ago

    New generations are far more open minded and willing to work on the benefit of the most. Let's see what the old farts can continue doing once they bite the dust... Chauvinistic old sacks of bones and sagging balls.

  10. Jarod 1999

    Jarod 199915 days ago

    Can anyone form Japan give light on this situatio? Is sexism a problem in Japanese society?

  11. J one

    J one13 days ago

    Yes Socially: women must raise children almost with no male support (except financial) economy: Women are not generally welcomed into board rooms or high level corporate roles and don’t receive equal pay for equal work Politics: very few female politicians on municipal or national levels

  12. kevin white

    kevin white15 days ago

    They bitching but the same is true in American unless the opinion backs a "Mans" American is so pathetic

  13. Kaiden Hall

    Kaiden Hall15 days ago

    Fake news

  14. angeluck

    angeluck15 days ago

    The Japanese you interviewed, named Toshihiro Nikai, loves China and kisses shoes of Xi. Instead, you CNN should seriously concern about Biden's dementia.

  15. Lauren Rigby

    Lauren Rigby15 days ago

    Ew I'm disgusted by this. How can you be a leader in a modern global society if you only educate and include HALF the population??

  16. Mike theJedi

    Mike theJedi15 days ago

    They mentioned nothing about education

  17. G K

    G K15 days ago

    Ugh.... ffs 😠

  18. Edward Greysand

    Edward Greysand15 days ago

    Why is their so many white people on CNN where is the Diversification in Anchors?.... hmmm por que???

  19. 21st Century MadLad

    21st Century MadLad15 days ago

    Japan is so Advance yet so primitive

  20. Ragij Nocses

    Ragij Nocses15 days ago

    Wiretapping to the OWN LEGIT owner and disrespect him shame on you connivance and don't let this man has his own voice worst case scenario killing him once again and use his wife and children to manipulated don't let man remember everything he is not the one he is fraud

  21. تاةا برنه

    تاةا برنه15 days ago

    Japan must use their currency and virtual currency better than the doller of usa bin thefts

  22. Scipio Africanus

    Scipio Africanus15 days ago

    How does this concern me? It doesn't

  23. Billy Crash

    Billy Crash15 days ago

    That’s how they roll.?

  24. Cantara Bella

    Cantara Bella15 days ago


  25. 3nien

    3nien15 days ago

    At times, I wish Nancy pelosi would shut up.

  26. Tyle Smog

    Tyle Smog15 days ago

    some the wisest and strongest people ive know are are women seems like it works against the people of japan to allow blocks advancement of japan over all there is a balance to nature..... the lack of 1/2 the available wisdom being listened to can also be seen in what lead up to ww2 wisdom of the past

  27. Jonathan F

    Jonathan F15 days ago

    decisions shouldn't be made because of one's sex

  28. Sofia tomas

    Sofia tomas15 days ago

    know you know that no place on this earth in perfect, not even Japan

  29. Butt Fucker Pro XL

    Butt Fucker Pro XL14 days ago

    Now get down under my desk and get me excited!😄🥰😆

  30. Sofia tomas

    Sofia tomas15 days ago

    What if women there did not want to play politics 😅

  31. Mike theJedi

    Mike theJedi15 days ago

    Women aren’t natural leaders. I have yet to see a successful female ceo of a corporation in my field.

  32. Pappadumful

    Pappadumful16 days ago

    Meanwhile in the US, an admitted sexist and groper could become president. In Japan there is still much respect for women, and it’s generally safe for them e.g. to walk home alone in the middle of the night, pretty much anywhere in the country. Does the same apply to your country?

  33. Joe Collins

    Joe Collins16 days ago

    Strangely, it took the Japanese equivalent of the FDA over 40 years to approve the use of the Contraceptive Pill for women. When Viagra came on the market? ....6 months for approval!🤭

  34. Marion Plaza

    Marion Plaza16 days ago

    Because Japanese government sees women as sex toys。Lol。It’s actually true。Lol。Japan is only good for sexual pleasure tbh。

  35. debjyoti mandal

    debjyoti mandal16 days ago

    By the way FMist's tell their male comrades to STFU very politely! 😃😄😅😂😂

  36. Moe F

    Moe F16 days ago

    Apparently the Japanese have yet to hear our former president Don Twitter. The guy just wouldn’t shut up until voted out!

  37. mieliav

    mieliav16 days ago

    japanese ladies: please don't attend the meetings! you need no permission! set up a shadow gov or something! have a sex strike - you could simply take over instead of accepting demeaning quota systems and 'you can look, but keep your mouths shut'. JUST SAY NO.

  38. veleli maka

    veleli maka16 days ago

    U guys westner call Japan is sexiest country even Japan is few country women's can walk alone safely in dark night

  39. Pasha NASIR

    Pasha NASIR16 days ago

    We all want less talking from women . Once they start it never ends lol 😂

  40. Derguz

    Derguz16 days ago

    I get that something has to change, but I don't understand the need for quotas.. Half the eligible voting population is women - so why doesn't women vote for... women?

  41. Ambria Ashley

    Ambria Ashley16 days ago

    internalized misogny? not seeing themselves represented enough? miseducation? the list goes on

  42. movie gurl74

    movie gurl7416 days ago

    Woooooo, they get too take a look. They sell used panties in vending machines ppl...so.....

  43. Evelyn Isabel Onofre

    Evelyn Isabel Onofre16 days ago

    This is gender discrimination

  44. Mark Gearing

    Mark Gearing16 days ago

    Japan would benefit more from a rule stating that women can participate fully in parliament but anyone older than retirement age needs to sit quietly.

  45. Stanley Wong

    Stanley Wong16 days ago

    You can say what you want about Japanese "sexism" but the average Japanese salaried man came home with his pay packet and handed all of it to his wife. SHE decided on the budget and how much HE got to spend next month. Sexism, huh ? How many American men do that ?

  46. Far The great

    Far The great16 days ago

    Go Japan!! Haha jk not cool, it’s 2021 for Pete’s sake, woman are people too!

  47. Leviticus Cornwall

    Leviticus Cornwall16 days ago

    The Japanese are based lmao

  48. Leviticus Cornwall

    Leviticus Cornwall13 days ago

    @Julesss G 🤱🏼🍺🧞‍♂️

  49. Julesss G

    Julesss G16 days ago


  50. keeping up

    keeping up16 days ago

    The 83 year old Olympic chief said women speaks too much haaa he must have a lots of life experience

  51. Ced Col

    Ced Col16 days ago

    what a backward (imperialist) country. they tried to impose this barbarity on China and Korea, no wonder those countries rebelled.

  52. chimarleywai

    chimarleywai15 days ago

    Most Asian societies are deeply patriarchal

  53. chimarleywai

    chimarleywai15 days ago

    I think the level of sexual equality is about the same in those countries.

  54. Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell16 days ago

    Why doesn't CNN report on the Border? Looking like Biden is opening the border. Ya all happy now?

  55. An Atypical Method To Address This User

    An Atypical Method To Address This User15 days ago

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    Gregory Powell15 days ago

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    An Atypical Method To Address This User15 days ago

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  58. Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell15 days ago

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    Gregory Powell15 days ago

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  60. Analogy Accepted

    Analogy Accepted16 days ago

    Only in politics? LOL

  61. Bert Tremblay

    Bert Tremblay16 days ago

    Hey maybe America should have this restriction in place in politics? LOL

  62. Bert Tremblay

    Bert Tremblay15 days ago

    @AgentX Hey douchbag, don't put all Republican's in the same "Basket"!!!

  63. AgentX

    AgentX16 days ago

    For white southerners and Republican midwesterners. That’ll give the whole world a freakin break.

  64. Flynn’s Garage

    Flynn’s Garage16 days ago


  65. simplythebest286

    simplythebest28616 days ago

    I have a dream that one day , the USA will finally ....... mind their own fucking business !!!!

  66. baru 432

    baru 43216 days ago

    @An Atypical Method To Address This User shut up

  67. An Atypical Method To Address This User

    An Atypical Method To Address This User16 days ago

    The USA is principally funding, guiding and overseeing Japan political system. It was a term of surrender following WW2. It's kinda their job Japan doesn't make a misstep.

  68. Jim Xantham

    Jim Xantham16 days ago

    Also, different cultural norms ....said ...someone, oh dear who was he?

  69. Jim Xantham

    Jim Xantham16 days ago

    It's all the tentacle adult animes...

  70. Rodolfo Corrales Gomez

    Rodolfo Corrales Gomez16 days ago

    TRUMP 2020:/ 2024

  71. Linda K

    Linda K16 days ago

    Welcome to Japanese society, they’ve finally arrived at 1932.

  72. Watashi Boku

    Watashi Boku15 days ago

    It's a better world!

  73. THGAwesome

    THGAwesome16 days ago

    Liberal democrats, more like sexist democracts

  74. kalillita dub

    kalillita dub16 days ago

    What else do you expect from a fascist country

  75. Nil Nil

    Nil Nil16 days ago

    Political parties root candidates based on their winnability be it men or women. If the general society don't vote more women that doesn't mean the system is broken. What if the roles were reversed and men were underrepresented will anyone fight for achieving equality?

  76. Christian 153

    Christian 15316 days ago

    NEVER any criticism of how China treats its citizens though. Completely ridiculous.

  77. Christian 153

    Christian 15316 days ago

    HOW ABOUT CHINA???????? Oh ya, CNN is run by the Chinese.

  78. Katherine Hancocks

    Katherine Hancocks16 days ago

    I'm sick of these people who don't understand insurance. "I want to get all the benefits I'm entitled to from Medicare." Bull****. I had a home and had fire insurance. I was NOT entitled to a fire. I was obligated to have smoke detectors in my home and do what I reasonably can to prevent a fire. People are obligated to use insurance as LITTLE as they can.

  79. Mark Gearing

    Mark Gearing16 days ago

    Katherine, I’m not sure if that’s a really subtle meta-joke about women not understanding what’s happening around them, or if you’re just commenting on the wrong video.

  80. Dee Rump

    Dee Rump16 days ago


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  82. Daryl Saunders

    Daryl Saunders16 days ago

    Oh no, sexism in Japan. but it's ok for beijing bidens Chinese love fest to commit genoside on uighurs and muslims. cnn are a joke.

  83. Daryl Saunders

    Daryl Saunders16 days ago

    @An Atypical Method To Address This User Typical hypocritical communist democrat with the ability to read and then rewrite it the short distance between there brain and there mouth. President Trump has created peace in the Middle East. But beijing biden and the democrats are eager to return to fighting in the Middle East and have not denounced the murder, genocide, and organ harvesting that the ccp are carrying out by the thousands in china. Oh and why we are on the subject President Trump never bombed and killed children or Americans unlike obama and biden.

  84. An Atypical Method To Address This User

    An Atypical Method To Address This User16 days ago

    Ironic that a conservative is defending a religious group they normally rally against.

  85. Skankhunt 42

    Skankhunt 4216 days ago

    Damn leave them alone tf

  86. kid yaes

    kid yaes16 days ago

    ? leave who alone?

  87. R. Marie Mouton

    R. Marie Mouton16 days ago

    EXPLAIN TO ME: "Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews,” Credit to Gina Carano! This is a description of comparing outline in history. This Media stuff has to stop, get un-bored and help come up with solutions. To fix the today problems and Now. I am not offended, because it is True. So, explain??? I am confused.

  88. Katherine Hancocks

    Katherine Hancocks16 days ago

    I do not judge Donald Trump for making fun of a disabled reporter. If I got Parkinson's and was famous, I want Samantha Bee to shake her arms if she's making fun of me. Believe it or not one of the things Donald Trump should be severely judged for is "America first." The US can't put America First anymore than you could put your kid in first place in the Olympics. Sure you could spend money on training, but your child has to win first place. Boeing and Microsoft and Disney became big companies by making good products not by America putting the first. I'm not an idealogue who is against certain pockets of protection. Like maybe a country should grow some of its own food, so they're not dependant on other countries even if they can afford to buy all their food. Protectionist policies do not put a country first. It's like if the US had its own Olympics and didn't compete with the rest of the world so they never come in second. Oh and countries have trade agreements so that when they trade with other countries they can't engage in predatory practices like subsidizing an industry to put on all your competitors and then jacking up the prices later. So the US can spend money on athletes. Many trade agreements ban subsidies for certain industries.

  89. Katherine Hancocks

    Katherine Hancocks16 days ago

    Jake... I am not being an attention-seeking narcissist. My story should be told. Maybe it didn't need to be told 15 years ago very much. To make my philosophical point again... Nobody NEEDS to do anything... A meteor could be heading for earth like in movie Armageddon and you could say "We can all just die. We don't need to live. We don't need to do anything." I predicted Cloud commute computing. Just because Bill Gates predicted a pandemic does not mean he's right about everything. But as a general rule I do believe in keeping money in the hands of people who earn it. They may be wrong sometimes. But the majority can be more wrong. 10,000 people who don't know anything about brain surgery do not know more than dr Ben Carson and could not perform brain surgery.

  90. Katherine Hancocks

    Katherine Hancocks16 days ago

    Jake... Yes in the last few months I have become even LESS of a fan of Trump... obviously. But Donald Trump did initiate operation warp speed. Truth matters. If the most likely savior of your child was a surgeon who was convicted of molesting children... denying that reality could lead to the loss of your child's life. And of course the big problem with lies is if you lie, then people don't believe you when you tell the truth when it's necessary to know the truth.

  91. Alan Kong

    Alan Kong16 days ago

    Butthurt weebs defending Japan incoming in 3.... 2... 1...

  92. Justin Walker

    Justin Walker16 days ago

    Here comes West Initiative there’s a underline idea with the money they continue to receive from the US but will probably bow down to the US just like every other country that gets money from us and doesn’t realize it’s for a reason. World control/dominance/mental suppression

  93. PJ Hans

    PJ Hans16 days ago

    Men get paid more in certain jobs because we do a better job than women 🤷🏼‍♂️

  94. Shak

    Shak16 days ago

    Lol! Damn straight! Women should be seen but not heard!

  95. studyhistory2ctruth

    studyhistory2ctruth16 days ago

    I see way too many Asians, why isnt there more diversity of color? Diversity is our strength!

  96. General Francisco Franco

    General Francisco Franco16 days ago

    Diversity for Israel

  97. ChocolateAddict

    ChocolateAddict16 days ago

    Japan is not an immigrant country like America

  98. Preston Lee

    Preston Lee16 days ago

    bc it's japan... a country that's 95%+ japanese....

  99. Nic Bogata

    Nic Bogata16 days ago

    Japan...the only nation on earth where sexism isn't about religion but about ancient traditions. Just goes to show, even the most advanced country on earth is not immune to a primitive way of thinking.

  100. Jrome719

    Jrome71916 days ago

    This is just a test???

  101. Mr. James

    Mr. James16 days ago

    I thought America was supposed to be the worst and most sexist place on Earth?.....

  102. Mr. James

    Mr. James16 days ago

    @kid yaes Oh, you'd be surprised.

  103. kid yaes

    kid yaes16 days ago

    who said america was sexist?? its probably top 5 least sexist

  104. gi Man

    gi Man16 days ago

    The comical Cuomo brothers are in big trouble,

  105. Soma Salui

    Soma Salui16 days ago

    Yesterday I got kicked out of the hospital because I told COVID patients to stay positive... 😈

  106. Equinox

    Equinox16 days ago


  107. alem awgichew

    alem awgichew16 days ago

    I didn't know and never expected that from Japan. Yet again it didn't amaze me, for I know it is always these old politicians worldwide that kept humanity from growing.

  108. RS64

    RS6416 days ago

    Meanwhile in New York, Fredo's brother a.k.a. the Nursing Home Murderer is still lying through his teeth about the number of Senior Citizens he killed, while CNN thinks Americans should be informed about political sexism in the Far East...At least Morning Joke on MSDNC discussed it for 2 1/2 minutes today

  109. R T

    R T16 days ago

    CNN faces growing backlash for being fake news.

  110. Covid Delusion B117

    Covid Delusion B11716 days ago

    Men think with their brains women think with emotions

  111. illuSTRYFE

    illuSTRYFE16 days ago

    I've seen more men shout and throw chairs than women during political negotiations.

  112. Sweet Hard-Biceps

    Sweet Hard-Biceps16 days ago

    Yeah ....it's gonna be a LONG time before Japan starts valuing their women. I mean, just look at Japanese porn. Like America's BAD but holy shit man.

  113. zax2004

    zax200416 days ago

    The US is 53rd on that index, btw.

  114. zax2004

    zax200416 days ago

    @goobernutts Thanks for you letting me know that you care enough to reply :)

  115. Anthony Cruz

    Anthony Cruz16 days ago

    Old fuken men....it’s the same everywhere.

  116. ghostsintheforum

    ghostsintheforum16 days ago

    They have White Japanese Male Privilege! Or something like that.

  117. maysonsmith

    maysonsmith16 days ago

    Black Japanese?

  118. Evan Kellison

    Evan Kellison16 days ago

    You are not getting your $15 minimum wage… Your president lied to you

  119. Evan Kellison

    Evan Kellison16 days ago

    … Or your stimulus checks....Or your investigations Regarding the presidents family… He did come through on the promise of allowing 11 million people to come in and take you fast food jobs, I’ll give him that...

  120. Gianna M

    Gianna M16 days ago

    Can we get those men’s heads out of their sexist ass with this? It’s 2021! We’re all human. If it wasn’t for women, we wouldn’t have any men!

  121. Gianna M

    Gianna M15 days ago

    @David I’m not America. I’m a person on USlikes and I disagree with this behavior

  122. Gianna M

    Gianna M15 days ago

    @David No one should turn a blind eye to stupid, or cruel acts. That’s not culture.

  123. P F

    P F16 days ago

    Come on, you just don't like Japan because they are one of the most successful capitalistic system in the world.

  124. R. Marie Mouton

    R. Marie Mouton16 days ago


  125. Ozzy Ruiz

    Ozzy Ruiz16 days ago

    Sweetie Tr_mp isn’t POTUS and need to be held accountable for his disgust behavior. Republicans failed to learn that there’s consequence to every action and they’re not exempt from it. We can go after Tr_mp and fix our country at the same time, it called multitasking. 😎

  126. David Beals

    David Beals16 days ago

    When yall gonna address Cuomo and his mishandling of old folks homes & his piss poor handling of covid in general? Hell even your poster child AOC, wants an investigation into Cuomo's foolish.

  127. Mr. James

    Mr. James16 days ago

    They already did a day or two ago.

  128. Don Draper

    Don Draper16 days ago

    An Andrew Cuomo aide told New York legislators that the true picture of nursing home deaths wasn’t revealed for fear it would be used against the governor during an investigation launched by Trump’s Justice Department. WHAT SAY YOU FREDO????????????????????????

  129. Shadow Star

    Shadow Star16 days ago

    Woman do better when they have there mouth shut

  130. Shadow Star

    Shadow Star16 days ago

    DON'T DO IT Japan depravation will get to your nation

  131. Don Draper

    Don Draper16 days ago

    "German University Study: Most Likely COVID Came From Wuhan Lab Leak" Sleepy Joe to provide to provide funds through NIH.....nice

  132. D Floyd

    D Floyd16 days ago

    How can women fully participate if the governing body is misogynistic? Power based on gender is futile and leads to limitation as a species as a whole. How can you limit the very people that give you life?

  133. ZachDahlia

    ZachDahlia16 days ago


  134. Dan Keil

    Dan Keil16 days ago

    God is going to destroy the United States soon. China is going to take us down The Bible tells the story in Revelations 18 We are called the Great Babylon. We will be destroyed in one hour. Why? For the great sins that America has done over the years.Abortion, lying, child molestation When? Soon! Get ready to meet your maker. Call upon Jesus while there is still time Ask him to forgive you of your sins, and he will!

  135. kid yaes

    kid yaes16 days ago

    if thats the case god will destroy all nations lmaooo

  136. D Floyd

    D Floyd16 days ago

    Get help from your nearest mental health care provider

  137. layton oregono

    layton oregono16 days ago

    cnn has racist coverage of Japan. Since Japan is a democracy, it is a problem decided by the Japanese, and the result is also the result decided by the Japanese. If you don't like the results, democracy will collapse

  138. Martinez Dirce

    Martinez Dirce16 days ago

    As you said it is 2021; and the US isn’t the best example ...

  139. Morpheus Matrix

    Morpheus Matrix16 days ago

    wow a small elite or old men ruling over women? WOW HOW UNHEARD OF

  140. Morpheus Matrix

    Morpheus Matrix16 days ago

    @Calvin Parish politics is a bit different from building skyscrapers and disaster relief you absolute clown

  141. Morpheus Matrix

    Morpheus Matrix16 days ago

    @Calvin Parish the fuck does that have to do with anything remotely related to this situation

  142. Calvin Parish

    Calvin Parish16 days ago

    You ever see a female in a boat out rescuing in a hurricane?