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MIDORI MATSUSHIMA

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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Mar 6, 2017
Revisions seek to bring Japan's archaic sex crime laws into modern era
For the first time since the Penal Code took effect in 1907, the Justice Ministry is compiling a package of amendments to Japan's sex crime statutes that, if passed, will be the first major shake-up of those laws in more than a century.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Oct 29, 2014
Kansai: Who would you like to see replace the scandal-hit female ministers who quit?
Views from Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo Prefecture about who, in an ideal world, should have been given the jobs vacated by two female ministers on Oct. 20.
EDITORIALS
Oct 21, 2014
More money scandals
The unusual resignation of two recently appointed female Cabinet ministers in one day reflects the Abe administration's effort to contain political damage caused by the separate spending scandals involving the women.
COMMENTARY
Oct 21, 2014
Abe's 'womenomics' is little more than skin deep
The sudden resignations of two female Cabinet ministers over separate spending scandals suggest that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prefers to appoint warm, telegenic figures to help him sell unpopular policies rather than strong, independent-minded women.
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JAPAN
Oct 21, 2014
Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items
Fans boasted as having been handed out by ex-Justice Minister Midori Matsushima in her Tokyo electoral district are fetching more than ¥10,000 on a major Internet auction site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 20, 2014
Abe's damage control may have been in time to ward off further woes
The relatively speedy fashion in which his two scandal-ridden ministers resigned may help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weather the political storm he now faces.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2014
Two of Abe's female ministers resign over separate scandals
Cabinet ministers Yuko Obuchi and Midori Matsushima resign in connection with separate political scandals, dealing a major setback to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2014
Ministers' resignations recall the instability of other Cabinets in recent times
Monday's resignations by Cabinet ministers Yuko Obuchi and Midori Matsushima after only six weeks in office recalls the volatility of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first Cabinet, but financial scandals are not the preserve of the Liberal Democratic Party alone.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2014
Justice Minister Matsushima quits; Abe apologizes for appointing her
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Midori Matsushima after she offered to quit over alleged violations of the election campaign law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2014
Abe accepts METI chief Obuchi's resignation over funds scandal
Trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi resigned Monday morning over her alleged misuse of political funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2014
Justice minister red-faced over alleged election law violation
Justice Minister Midori Matsushima appeared to be clinging to office on Friday after receiving a criminal complaint over her election conduct.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2014
Justice minister draws opposition flak over paper fans for constituents
Justice Minister Midori Matsushima had more than 20,000 "uchiwa" paper fans bearing her name made between 2012 and this year that she distributed to residents in her constituency in Tokyo, it was learned Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 20, 2014
Abe's female Cabinet picks warrant a closer look
In a Sept. 5 Twitter post, university instructor Akiko Orita pointed out that four of the five women appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his new Cabinet do not use their legal names. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi, state minister in charge of abduction issues Eriko Yamatani, state minister in charge of female empowerment Haruko Arimura and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima all go by the names they were born with rather than their husbands'.
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JAPAN / CABINET INTERVIEW
Sep 12, 2014
Matsushima stays course on death penalty but targets rape
Newly appointed Justice Minister Midori Matsushima on Thursday backed the death penalty as a deterrent against crime and said she planned to stiffen the penalty for rape and bolster immigration staff.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2014
Cabinet may top record for women
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to have at least five female ministers in his Cabinet following a reshuffle that will take place in the first week of September, according to government and ruling party sources.

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