“We’re aiming at a solid 10% [female managers]. Can we move faster? Yes. But with risks that I don’t want to take. I want it to be a constant, patient, systematic, robust, relentless move . . . something you cannot challenge. You cannot say it’s artificial, it’s the trend of the day.”

Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co, Ltd, on employing female managers at Nissan, July 17

“It may be obscene if you are depicting something that is actually engaging in sexual activities, but I’m just presenting a part of my body just as it is, and I don’t think that is obscene.”

Rokudenashiko (Megumi Igarashi), artist, on her arrest for distributing obscene materials (3D CAD data of a scan of her vagina), July 24
This vagina “character" was the artist’s only vagina artwork not confiscated by the police