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ASSEMBLY

JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2014
Resolution to ID hecklers voted down
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly uses the last day of its full session to reject a resolution for identifying the other lawmakers involved in heckling an assemblywoman last week.
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2014
Activists demand action on sexism
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.
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2014
Harassment rife in local assemblies
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2014
Tokyo lawmaker calls for change as Your Party asks for voice analysis
A Tokyo assemblywoman subjected to sexist taunts by male colleagues last week said Tuesday the capital's legislative body needs to be reformed so that the voices of women can be heard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2014
Lawmaker apologizes for sexist jibe
A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized on Monday for shouting a sexist remark last week at a female colleague from Your Party during a plenary session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 21, 2014
Ending Japan's sexism requires men to lean in, too
Ayaka Shiomura's tears show why Shinzo Abe's talk of empowering Japan's women is still more hot air than policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 20, 2014
Assembly member loses bid to punish sexist hecklers
A request to punish Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly lawmakers who harassed a female colleague with sexist remarks during debate is rejected by the assembly chief over lack of evidence.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 19, 2014
Female Your Party member interrupted by sexist heckles
The sexist nature of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is revealed after a member is verbally harassed by her male colleagues while addressing the national birthrate problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2013
Inose to face special investigation
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly will set up a special committee legally empowered to investigate Gov. Naoki Inose after his numerous flip-flops in explaining a shady loan he received from the Tokushukai medical group.
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2013
Abe urges Rouhani to be flexible over arms
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to resolve Tehran's alleged nuclear weapons program with flexibility and by building on a recent shift toward dialogue, a Japanese official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2013
Abe signals readiness to involve Japan more in U.N.'s security framework
At the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants Japan to engage more proactively in the global body's collective security framework.
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2013
Abe, U.N. chief Ban vow cooperation over Syria, North Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed to cooperate on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons and on tackling North Korea's nuclear threat and humanitarian issues, a Japanese official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 23, 2013
Abe heads to Canada, U.S. for PR offensive
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Canada and the United States for political talks and to attend a U.N. meeting to pledge support for Syrian civilians.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 27, 2013
Tweet Beat: #6k_live, #都議選, #進撃の育児
Streaming live under the sea, getting out the vote and the meme machine of 'Attack on Titan.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2013
Hashimoto stays at helm despite fiasco, calls to exit
Calls for Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto to resign mounted Monday morning, after the party's candidates were soundly beaten in Sunday's Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election.
EDITORIALS
Jun 25, 2013
LDP's ascent in Tokyo assembly
The results of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election indicate that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at least has done a good job of selling his economic policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 24, 2013
LDP win mimics December election
The Tokyo assembly election resembled the decisive contest that returned the Liberal Democratic Party to power in December and raised its chances of taking over the Diet in July.
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2013
Abe's LDP sweeps Tokyo assembly poll ahead of Upper House election
The Liberal Democratic Party won a sweeping election victory Sunday, securing an overall majority in the 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly with its coalition partner New Komeito, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a vote of confidence heading into the crucial Upper House election next month.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2013
Race begins for metro assembly
Campaigning kicked off Friday for the June 23 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, which appears to lack a major divisive issue but whose results may portend the outcome of the crucial July Upper House poll.

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