Vice President Biden spoke with a group of professional working women in Japan, but he embarrassed himself as soon as he sat down.
In news report footage of the event, Biden is shown asking the women, “[Do] your husbands like you working full time?”
Biden took a tour of DeNA, an internet company in Shibuya, to highlight the need to integrate more women in the workforce.
The Associated Press reports that Biden refuted the notion that women are kinder and gentler in the workplace.
"I've never found that to be the case," Biden said. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is — and vice versa."