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Tokyo Pols Censured for Sexist Jeers

Japanese officials Friday called on the Tokyo city assembly to "clean itself up" after politicians jeered at a female colleague during a meeting. Assembly woman Ayaka Shiomura was speaking in support of increased services for the city's women when male council members shouted for her to get married and questioned whether she could have children. Shiomura, a member of the Your Party and one of 25 women on the 127-member body, later wrote on social media that, while she...

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