Thursday, May 30, 2013

Toru Hashimoto censured by his voters or absolved?

Toru Hashimoto at the press club Tokyo May 27th 2013

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, after his comments on "comfort women" May 13 and his press conference May 27 to criticise media he accused of misinterpreting his words, is expected now to face a censure motion filed by Osaka local politicians later today May 30th. Battle begins after what is perceived in Japan as shameful statements. Will the nationalists supporting Shinzo Abe let him in the lion cage alone?


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