Tokyo assembly panel to summon former Gov. Ishihara

Feb 7, 2017

Tokyo assembly panel to summon former Gov. Ishihara

A special committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly will summon former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara over the suspended relocation of the capital’s landmark Tsukiji wholesale food market to a site in the reclaimed Toyosu area. Ishihara intends to attend any hearing, according to informed ...

Jul 3, 2014

Non-LDP Tokyo assembly members want sexist hecklers to confess

Forty-three members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly support their colleague Ayaka Shiomura’s call for those who heckled her during a recent session to come forward. A survey released Wednesday received responses from 44 of the assembly’s 127 members. All 58 members from the Liberal ...

Jun 26, 2014

Activists demand action on sexism

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While the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party hope the furor over misogynist comments will swiftly blow over, others are continuing to press for a crackdown on discriminatory behavior in politics. On Thursday in Tokyo around 100 people participated in a ...

Jun 24, 2014

Harassment rife in local assemblies

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The sexist taunting of a female politician during a session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is part of a long-running problem and victims often suffer in silence, some assembly members say.