Machines: Do your best!

“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.”

Shimane Prefecture Health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa looks at the problem of declining birth-rate in Japan in a rather dispassionate way(!).

Quote from his speech to LDP members over the weekend.
The Japan Times and the BBC picked up on his comments.

2 Comments so far

  1. John (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 7:07 am

    Maybe the health minister should look to Scandinavia for ways to make it easier for women to combine career with family?

    I have writte a piece about it in our blog:

    Asia Observer

  2. James Hart (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    Thanks John. I responded in your blog about your article. I will blog about it as well.

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