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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2023
Police secure arrest warrant for expelled lawmaker GaaSyy
The former lawmaker is being sought for allegedly intimidating and defaming celebrities in videos he posted on social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 15, 2023
YouTuber-turned-lawmaker GaaSyy loses seat in Japan's parliament
The expulsion of Yoshikazu Higashitani, who goes by the name GaaSyy, is the most serious reprimand of four levels under the national Diet law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2023
Upper House committee votes to expel GaaSyy from Japan's parliament
The decision, made unanimously among ruling and opposition lawmakers, will almost certainly be finalized during an Upper House plenary session on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Chikage Ogi, Japan's first female Upper House head, dies at 89
Ogi, whose real name was Hiroko Hayashi, started her career in the show business as a member of a famed all-female musical troupe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
YouTuber-turned politician GaaSyy likely to be expelled from parliament
The lawmaker's probable dismissal comes after he failed to show up at a plenary session to apologize for — fittingly enough — failing to attend parliament.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 7, 2023
GaaSyy won't apologize in parliament meeting as required
GaaSyy was elected to the Upper House in July last year but has not attended a single parliamentary meeting since then.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2023
Lawmaker GaaSyy to apologize for long absence at Upper House
On Wednesday, the Upper House voted to order GaaSyy to apologize in an open parliamentary session as a penalty for his long absence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2023
YouTuber-turned-lawmaker GaaSyy ordered to apologize for not attending Diet
GaaSyy may become the first Upper House member to be reprimanded since 2013, when the late Antonio Inoki was sanctioned for traveling to North Korea without permission.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 18, 2023
Japan's fiscal 2023 budget likely to pass Lower House this month
Budget debates have been smooth as the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan refrains from blocking deliberations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2023
The controversy over GaaSyy boils over as absent Japan lawmaker faces discipline
The Upper House’s disciplinary committee kicked off deliberations Friday on potential reprimands for GaaSyy, a member of the NHK Party who has been living in Dubai since his election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2023
Japan opposition party lawmaker Hakase Suidobashi resigns
The comedian-turned-politician of Reiwa Shinsengumi had stopped his political activities in October last year after being diagnosed with depression.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2023
Tokyo police search locations linked to YouTuber lawmaker GaaSyy
The Metropolitan Police Department has accepted criminal complaints from celebrities and requested the lawmaker to present himself for voluntary questioning.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2023
Assets of Japan's new Upper House members average ¥25.67 million
The figure is 38% higher than the average for Upper House members who won seats in the 2019 election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2022
Images of 2022: Japan news
From the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the reopening of borders amid the easing of the pandemic: The stories that defined 2022 domestically.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2022
Eight of 16 courts find July Upper House poll to be in unconstitutional state
The rulings were given on lawsuits filed with high courts and high court branches across the country by two groups of lawyers claiming that the Upper House poll violated the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 4, 2022
Fifth court finds Upper House poll was held in state of unconstitutionality
The maximum gap of 3.03 times represented a 'striking inequality' serious enough to raise the issue of unconstitutionality, a Miyazaki court said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2022
Japan court rules July election vote gap unconstitutional
Tuesday's ruling covered constituencies in Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata prefectures in the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2022
A second ruling finds July Upper House poll was constitutional
A total of 16 lawsuits over vote-value gaps in the July election have been filed with 14 high courts and high court branches across the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2022
Osaka High Court declares July Upper House poll unconstitutional
The court rejected the plaintiffs' demand that the result of the election, in which the maximum vote-value gap stood at 3.03 times, be nullified.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2022
Kishida administration to mark one year in office amid mounting challenges
The prime minister's approval ratings have plummeted over issues related to the controversial state funeral and LDP lawmakers' ties to the Unification Church.

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