Student A: Do you know his job-hunting policy?

Student B: No, what is it?

Student A: In fact, it’s more of a company-selecting policy. He said he wanted to work in a company that hired a lot of women or a company that was big enough to attract a lot of women.

— Indian restaurant near Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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