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YOSHITAKA SAKURADA

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2021
Big-name Japanese politicians chopped down to size in Lower House poll
Sundayu2019s election saw a number of well-known lawmakers lose in their districts, with a handful regaining seats in the lower chamber via the proportional representation system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2019
'Give birth to at least three kids': Japan ex-minister under fire for linking single women to low birthrate
The comments have placed Yoshitaka Sakurada back into the spotlight after he was effectively forced out of his post as the Olympics minister last month.
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 / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 11, 2019
Blundering minister's downfall reignites criticism of Japan's seniority-based Cabinet decisions
Yoshitaka Sakurada has repeatedly made headlines by making gaffes that have significantly damaged the reputation of Abeu2019s administration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 11, 2019
Abe sacks gaffe-prone Olympics minister Sakurada after 3/11 remarks and gives predecessor job back
After effectively removing gaffe-prone Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada Wednesday night, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed Shunichi Suzuki, Sakurada's predecessor, as the next Olympics minister Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2019
Gaffe-prone Olympics minister slammed for saying he is 'really disappointed' over swimmer Ikee's leukemia diagnosis
Gaffe-prone Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologized Wednesday for making comments he acknowledged "lacked consideration" for star Rikako Ikee's feelings following her leukemia diagnosis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2018
'I don't use computers,' Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity tells Diet
The minister in charge of cybersecurity said he doesn't use computers.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2016
LDP lawmaker retracts statement that 'comfort women' were prostitutes
The remarks by Yoshitaka Sakurada, a former senior vice minister, were slammed by South Korea as "nonsensical and ignorant."

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