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MIO SUGITA

Discriminatory remarks against the Ainu people by Lower House lawmaker Mio Sugita (center) have prompted calls for introducing penalties under the Ainu policy promotion law.
JAPAN
May 14, 2024
Calls grow for penalizing discriminatory remarks against Ainu
Calls strengthened after a series of discriminatory remarks by Mio Sugita, a House of Representatives lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Mio Sugita
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2023
LDP lawmaker Mio Sugita under fire again over Ainu comments
In September this year, the Sapporo Legal Affairs Bureau found that her blog post about the Ainu people in 2016 violated their human rights.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2022
Japan's reconstruction minister resigns following funding scandal
Kenya Akiba has admitted to having two political groups affiliated with him pay u00a514 million to his mother and his wife as “rent” between 2011 and 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2022
Kishida to sack scandal-hit reconstruction minister, source says
The prime minister is expected to appoint Tatsuya Ito, who previously served as financial services minister, after Kenya Akiba steps down, the source said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2022
Japanese lawmaker retracts past remarks on LGBTQ and other minorities
The member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party had been facing fresh scrutiny for the comments she made several years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2022
Damages awarded to symbol of Japan's #MeToo movement over defamatory tweet likes
The ruling by the Tokyo High Court marks the first time damages have been awarded over the liking of a defamatory post online, according to Shiori Ito's lawyer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 13, 2020
Activists protest over Japanese lawmaker's skepticism of sex crime victims
The LDP refused to accept the petition submitted by organizers of the Flower Demo movement in protest over the comments by Mio Sugita.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 10, 2020
Courts struggling to define what constitutes defamation in social media
Journalist Shiori Ito files rare libel lawsuit over use of the 'like' button on Twitter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 2, 2020
LDP's Mio Sugita admits saying 'women lie' about sexual assaults
'I am sorry for offending people by giving the impression only women lie when lying is not restricted to a gender,' the Lower House ruling-party representative wrote.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 25, 2020
Sugita denies saying 'women can tell lies' about sexual violence
After the gathering, the 53-year-old lawmaker denied making the remark, telling reporters, 'I didn't say such a thing.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2020
Heckling at Diet meeting may spur dual surname debate in Japan's LDP
The party's Fumio Kishida has said that “we should hold discussions as needed” on whether to allow married couples to continue using their respective surnames.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2019
LDP creates code of conduct for its lawmakers, in hope of preventing gaffes
Amid a spate of verbal flubs that have plagued the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has created a code of conduct for its lawmakers — warning them to watch their mouths to prevent blunders from affecting their political careers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 9, 2019
Heisei Era hindsight gives new meaning to established terms
The ubiquitous word "productivity" last summer acquired a new meaning — or at least a new twist. Members of the LGBT community, wrote Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Mio Sugita, "do not reproduce. In other words, they are unproductive. I wonder if it is appropriate to spend taxpayer money on...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2019
Taro Aso's blaming of sexual harassment victim is voted 2018's most sexist remark by a Japanese politician
Finance Minister Taro Aso's apparent justification of sexual harassment committed by a former prominent bureaucrat topped a list of the most egregious sexist and discriminatory remarks made by Japanese politicians in 2018, according to a recent online survey.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 29, 2018
Social media and online outlets led charge for change in 2018
A reflection of how the internet functioned in Japan in 2018 can be seen in a recent incident at Shinjuku Station.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Oct 1, 2018
Monthly mag Shincho 45 suspended over discriminatory speech targeting LGBT
Shinchosha Publishing Co. has decided to suspend publication of monthly magazine Shincho 45 in response to criticism it has received for using discriminatory language toward the LGBTQ community.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
'Outrageous prejudice': Publisher suspends publication of Shincho 45 following furor in LGBT community
Shinchosha Publishing announced its Shincho 45 magazine will effectively fold after carrying articles that its president said contained “outrageous prejudice” against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 22, 2018
Japanese publisher says stories in Shincho 45 magazine expressed 'aberrant prejudice' against LGBT community
The president of a publishing company has confirmed there were troublesome opinions expressed in articles that ran in a monthly magazine that supported a national lawmaker who called LGBT couples unproductive.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2018
LGBT politicians seek explanation from LDP Diet member Mio Sugita after controversial commentary about same-sex couples
Politicians and civil rights leaders from sexual minority communities on Wednesday demanded a Liberal Democratic Party Diet member thoroughly explain what she meant by saying LGBT couples are "unproductive," and thus unworthy of government assistance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2018
LGBT people seek apology from Sugita after LDP lawmaker called them 'unproductive'
Members of sexual minority groups on Friday demanded an apology from a ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker who claimed in a magazine article that the government should not support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people because they cannot bear offspring and thus are "unproductive."

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan