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Shizuoka Governor Shames Farmers

SHIZOUKA, Apr 03 (News On Japan) –
A speech by Shizuoka Governor Heita Kawakatsu to new staff on Monday, April 1, was broadcast in full, stirring controversy with remarks that could possibly be construed as attributing a hierarchy to professions.

During the induction speech to the brand new staff on Tuesday, April 2, Governor Kawakatsu remarked, “Unlike those who sell vegetables or take care of cows, all of you possess a higher intelligence.” These feedback have sparked a debate, as they appear to indicate a rating of occupations.

Governor Kawakatsu described the prefectural workplace as a “think tank,” contrasting its work with promoting greens, caring for cows, or manufacturing. “Essentially, you are people of high intellectual and mental capacity,” he mentioned in entrance of the prefecture’s new hires, doubtlessly setting the stage for controversy by seemingly assigning superiority to sure professions.

Previously, Governor Kawakatsu confronted criticism within the prefectural meeting for feedback that could possibly be interpreted as disregarding single-parent households and looking out down on the residents of Hamamatsu City throughout a go to from the SSU Bonita, a top-division crew within the girls’s Nadeshiko League.

Source: ANN