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ASSEMBLY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2015
'Empower women,' say global female leaders at World Assembly for Women
Women have made significant achievements in all levels of society but "it is equally clear that we are not there yet," Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in Tokyo Friday.
WORLD
Aug 17, 2015
Myanmar ruling party leaders to meet Monday before parliamentary showdown
Myanmar's ruling party has called a hastily arranged leadership meeting on Monday to prepare for a showdown with their ousted party chairman in parliament this week, two senior party members said on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2015
54% of assemblywomen uncomfortable with counterparts' sexist acts
A nationwide survey of assemblywomen said Friday that just over 54 percent of female lawmakers feel uncomfortable when exposed to sexist acts, remarks or verbal abuse from assemblymen.
EDITORIALS
Oct 12, 2014
Accounting for political allowance
The hysterical, weeping visage on YouTube of a Hyogo prefectural assemblyman whose hand was caught in the cookie jar in July continues to focus public attention on how local legislators should use a monthly allowance dispensed for the purpose of helping them 'deepen their knowledge in policy matters.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2014
Abe pledges $50 million in humanitarian aid to stem Islamic State crisis
In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Islamic State poses 'a serious threat to international order' and pledges $50 million in emergency humanitarian assistance in the Middle East.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2014
Kishida visits 9/11 memorial ahead of U.N. General Assembly
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visited a memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center after arriving Sunday in New York, where he will attend U.N. General Assembly-related events.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2014
Tokyo assemblyman leading gender equality panel apologizes for sexist remark
Only a few months after a Tokyo lawmaker was heckled by her sexist colleagues, the metropolitan assembly rekindles the controversy as another male politician steps in it.
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2014
Abe to visit New York from Monday for U.N. General Assembly
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York for five days starting next Monday to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 13, 2014
Global women's forum in Tokyo calls for political, biz support for female empowerment
An international symposium on empowering women called Saturday for tax benefits, a shift in immigration policy and changes in corporate culture to help women play more active roles in the economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2014
U.S. base opponents maintain majority in Nago assembly
Candidates opposed to the planned replacement base in Nago for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma hold onto their majority in the Nago Municipal Assembly, clouding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hopes to achieve the long-stalled transfer within Okinawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2014
Aichi politician goes on trial in China in drug case
The trial of a 70-year-old Aichi politician accused of attempting to smuggle illegal drugs out of China last year pleaded innocent at the start of his trial Tuesday at a court in the southern city of Guangzhou.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2014
Ex-assemblyman Nonomura's claim of spending ¥2.5 million in political funds on stamps called lie
Ryutaro Nonomura, who resigned from the Hyogo Prefectural Assembly in July amid allegations that he misused public funds, is suspected of spending ¥2.5 million on gift certificates and other goods, contradicting his claim that he spent that amount on stamps, investigative sources have told the Kobe...
EDITORIALS
Aug 19, 2014
Higher standards for assemblies
Recent instances of strange or illegal behavior on the part of municipal and prefectural assembly members, including a bawling jag by a Hyogo assemblymen whose hand was caught in the cookie jar, have given many citizens cause to suspect that the overall quality of their local lawmakers is deteriorating.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 12, 2014
U.S. academic hopes Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly heckling will lead to change
After decades of researching women and gender issues in Japan, retired American professor Joyce Gelb was not shocked by the male Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly members who harassed one of their female colleagues in June, but she hopes the incident will spark much-needed change.
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2014
Tokyo assembly nominated as 'Most Evil Corporation' over sexist heckling
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is nominated as a candidate for 'Most Evil Corporation of the Year' as the sexist heckling scandal continues to sully the capital's reputation.
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2014
Aichi politician reprimanded for 'punctured condoms' population proposal
A member of the Shinshiro Municipal Assembly in Aichi Prefecture proposed distributing "punctured condoms" to married residents to bolster the city's dwindling population, the legislature's secretariat said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 8, 2014
Citizens urged metro assembly not to draw curtain on sexist heckling
Citizens alarmed by the recent sexist jeers against a female member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly organized a gathering Monday evening to try to keep the legislative body from "drawing the curtain" on the matter.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 7, 2014
Tokyo: What should be done about sexist heckling in the capital's assembly?
Tokyo residents offer their views on the sexist jeering of lawmaker Ayaka Shiomura in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month.
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 28, 2014
Sexist remarks seen through a clouded lens
It's assumed that the heckling of Tokyo assembly member Ayaka Shiomura by some of her male colleagues on June 18 became a major news story in Japan only after the foreign press picked it up as an example of intractable Japanese sexism. The situation is more nuanced than how Western media described it,...

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