The Japanese Ministry of Lands has brought in 25 lecturers to teach an online course. None was a woman.

Lands Minister Tetsuo Saito spoke to reporters earlier this month. Japan’s lands ministry has come under fire for its list of all-male lecturers for a planned online course on community development for civil servants, with the minister on Friday describing the lack of female representation as “inappropriate”.

The Ministry of Lands, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced on its website and also tweeted earlier this week that it would start the course in September, but the fact that no women are among the 25 lecturers has immediately drew criticism from Twitter users.

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