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Tokyo’s Shibuya deputy mayor resigns for calling assemblywoman ‘pig’

TOKYO, Aug 09 (Japan Today) –
The deputy mayor of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward resigned on Tuesday after dealing with criticism for mocking a feminine native meeting member as “pig” in a web based office chat.

Shin Sawada, 63, issued a press release apologizing to Yukiko Kuwazuru, a 35-year-old rookie ward meeting member, for his “inappropriate” posts that “severely damaged” the municipality’s fame.

Shibuya Ward is understood for selling gender equality and variety, turning into one of many first native governments in Japan to challenge certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as being equal to marriage.

According to the municipality, the chat in query was joined by about 120 individuals, together with senior ward officers.

In June and July, Sawada posted messages slandering Kuwazuru, who belongs to the Democratic Party for the People, akin to by calling her “Kuwa-buta.” “Buta” means pig in Japanese.

He has additionally known as an meeting committee to which Kuwazuru belongs as a “group of idiots.”
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