first briefing What is the difference between vice president and president? > is.
US President Joe Biden’s first itinerary during his visit to Japan was a visit to the Emperor.
Emperor Naruhito came up to the front door to greet him.
In Japan, the actual political power lies with the prime minister, but the emperor is also a symbol of the constitutional monarchy.
However, the Emperor got out of the car and gently offered his hand to the approaching President Biden, but when there was no response, he got off immediately.
Then we talked for about 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, there was no Japanese way of bowing or an American way of shaking hands.
Although it is a contradictory appearance, unlike former President Barack Obama, who bowed close to 90 degrees toward the Emperor, and President Donald Trump, who lightly tapped the Emperor’s forearm, they did not exchange any greetings.
By the way, President Biden and the Emperor are actually spherical.
When we first met, the atmosphere was a little different.
It was last 2013.
At this time, no matter who came first, he reached out his hand to shake hands, and again, President Biden bowed his head slightly to be polite.
Is it different then and now? President Biden was vice-president and Emperor Naruhito was the Crown Prince.
It’s very different from the way I met the president and the emperor. Has the years gone by?
In the meantime, because the weight of the seat, i.e., the weight to represent, has changed, did I pay more attention to the angle of the waist and even the gestures?
However, at this meeting, the two people said that they exchanged conversations like this when the world came together to overcome COVID-19, or was it just me or was it a ‘non-contact greeting’ in the Corona era?
The next briefing Even if you can cover your face… > is.
A male anchor who conducts the news, is wearing a mask.
It’s the same with broadcasting station staff.
You may be wondering if this is a COVID-19 quarantine guideline, but you are protesting.
This is because the Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan last year, promulgated a decree requiring all women on TV to cover their faces.
For the past few days, women appearing on Afghan broadcasts have been like this, anchors, reporters, and performers alike.
Last year, the Taliban showed a somewhat conciliatory appearance, such as an interview with a female anchor, but they started to implement a policy of repression again.
As a result, male anchors also took part in a solidarity demonstration.
The Taliban said it was “God’s order” and that “covering your face is observing the hijab according to Islamic law.”
He also made it possible to wear a mask rather than a cloth when covering the face.
But doesn’t this mask appear in Islamic law?
As a result, one anchor asked, “Isn’t the mask really an outside culture?”
Masks may be able to cover women’s faces right now, but they do not seem to be able to stop the voices of criticism against oppression and discrimination against women.
Today’s (23rd) back briefing ends here.