"I can’t really speak for Asia as a whole, but Japanese women definitely do have the image of being quiet. There is a part of me that doesn’t feel too bad about the positive stereotype that we are well mannered and such, but I definitely think that it’s important to change the stereotype: Japanese women do have opinions; we are not going to say yes, all the time or agree to everything. Instead of people thinking that ‘oh, she’s Japanese, so this is the way she is,’ I would love to make a change and have society think that I am the way I am because I am Naomi and not because of where I am from. I want to just to be seen as an individual."
"A big part of it is changing the stereotypes, changing the prejudices that people have," he said. "I passionately believe that it can't just be a fight for girls and women, it's got to be all of us. We need more boys and men getting it, not just because they are fathers of daughters or because they have a sister they care about, but because we will benefit as a society if we have equality," he added, before quoting Malala Yousafzai - "We cannot succeed while half of us are held back."