Please tell us there’s some video of these baffled Japanese women asking who this strange man is. It’s almost a wonder that he didn’t ask where their geisha outfits were.
During a tour of a Japanese Internet company Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden asked a group of women, “Do your husbands like you working full-time?”
According to the White House pool report, Biden asked the question of five women while sitting with them in the cafeteria at the company called DeNA. It’s located in Tokyo’s Shibuya section, which has been regarded as the Japan’s IT hub.
Biden asked if they were married, and three said they are, the report said. He also asked if they had kids.
“Can anyone work from home?” Biden asked. “Yes, under certain conditions,” one woman replied.
Biden made the visit in an attempt to promote the company’s embrace of women in the workforce. Japan has lagged behind in integrating more women because of problems with its aging population, the report noted.
Since it’s almost December 7, maybe he can toss in a few Pearl Harbor jokes just for laughs.