• Kyodo


Two former members of the Yokohama Municipal Assembly who were ousted in June for protesting the display of the Hinomaru flag in the chamber asked Kanagawa Gov. Hiroshi Okazaki on Tuesday to rescind their expulsion.

Sakura Inoue and Hiroko Yonahara, both 37, submitted a petition based on the Local Autonomy Law asking the governor to annul the assembly’s decision.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.