The heir to the famous ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ restaurant says that women can’t be sushi chefs because they menstruate

While researching a story on the scarcity of female sushi chefs in Japan and the US, I came across a startling, buried and forgotten quote from the heir apparent to one of the best-known and most prestigious sushi restaurants in the world.

In a 2011 interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Scene Asia blog, Yoshikazu Ono, son of Jiro Ono, the star of 2011’s “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” documentary, Yoshikazu was asked why there are no female chefs or apprentices at his father’s $300 per person sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. His response:

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Tama Toys, the makers of the “my first makeup set” for otokonoko, have been steadily expanding their lineup targeted at men who have a thing for dressing up as girls, and they just made a new breakthrough with their new latest product, sanitary panties for men. The product even comes packaged with a sanitary napkin enclosed because we all know males menstruate too.

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Chinese Civil Servants’ Mandatory Vaginal Exam Has College Students Seeing Red

A small protest was staged in Wuhan, Hubei Province on 27 November against the federal government’s screening process for female applicants.  The protestors claim that applying for a civil servant’s position requires women to reveal personal information about the menstrual cycle.

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