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National Feb 13, 2015

Lawmakers set up group to end killing of stray cats and dogs

A total of 53 lawmakers set up a nonpartisan animal protection group Thursday, with the aim of abolishing the killing of stray cats and dogs by local governments. Mizuho Fukushima of the Social Democratic Party, who was named secretary general of the parliamentarians' group, told ...

54% of assemblywomen uncomfortable with counterparts' sexist acts

National 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. "Such sex discrimination has been a major obstacle for women seeking assembly membership as well as for ...