A Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker was suspended as head of a party committee for meeting with anti-Japan demonstrators in South Korea, DPJ officials said.

DPJ Secretary General Katsuya Okada said Friday that the House of Councilors member, Tomiko Okazaki, will be replaced by Sayuri Kamata, vice chairwoman of the committee. Okazaki, head of the party’s National Rallying and Canvassing Committee, represents Miyagi Prefecture.

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