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TOKYO METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2017
Tsukiji fiasco heads to powerful investigative committee
The time is drawing near for Tokyo's lawmakers to use a powerful investigative tool in a bid to seek answers about the Tsukiji fish market relocation fiasco.
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2017
Tokyo assembly set to summon ex-Gov. Ishihara over Tsukiji fish market relocation
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly decided Wednesday to summon former Gov. Shintaro Ishihara and his close aide to appear as sworn witnesses before a powerful committee looking into the controversial relocation plan for the Tsukiji fish market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2017
Koike says more scrutiny needed in Tsukiji market relocation
In an interview with The Japan Times, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike stressed the need to scrutinize the contamination problem at Toyosu, the relocation site for the famed Tsukiji fish market, following revelations that more toxins have been found there.
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 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 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,...
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 / 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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