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Education minister apologizes over 'sexy yoga' claims

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Quick, pay everyone off, now deny deny deny

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Why would anyone need private behind the scenes Yoga lessons?

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"I should have drawn a line between the public and the private, even though this case was in line with rules,"

so it is ok to use govt vehicles to go to "yoga" shops run by ex-porn stars? I will remember that

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This could be a set up, seriously! Friday he releases emails that prove Abes private secretary had lied about his involvement (his masters) in School Tenders and Land sales. Wednesday the story breaks the same minister is using a government car to do yoga, now there might be more than yoga involved let's wait 8 months for the inconclusive investigation to decide that it's all blown over and no one cares.

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but denied claims that the facility was offering "sexy private yoga".

Oh, really? It’s owned and run by an ex-porn star and staffed with hostesses. It’s nothing short of a ‘rub and tug’ parlor he’s just another liar Japanese politician.

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Just his way of destressing. Give this man a break.

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It'll be pretty easy to find out if she is indeed a porn actress -- or rather, it's more likely she's not at all an actress but has just appeared in porn. Those things don't go away.

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Do the hustle, “It’s owned and run by an ex-porn star and staffed with hostesses. It’s nothing short of a ‘rub and tug’ parlor”

How do you know that for sure? The owner claims that isn’t true. You have direct experience/knowledge that she’s lying?

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@Educator60 - You need to rely on more than one news source. It was also stated in the previous report on this tabloid site.

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DisillusionedToday  04:28 pm JST

“@Educator60 - You need to rely on more than one news source. It was also stated in the previous report on this tabloid site.”

I do rely on more than one source. And that’s why I’m somewhat sceptical of the Shukan Bunshun account. Indeed, this article here says:

“The president of the yoga studio has denied that she was ever a porn actress, and is demanding a correction and an apology from the magazine.

"I firmly deny the article which presents an indecent image and is completely different from the facts," she said.”

but do the hustle apparently believes the owner is lying and I’d like to know what that opinion is based on, other than the Shukan Bunshun article.

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The studio's website says it offers private lessons for men or couples.

Private. For men & couples only.

This is not a normal yoga studio.

This is not a normal massage therapist.

Try pulling the other one.

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the first time to get a look at the education top politician as in the photo. Is he in office a long time?p

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It is regrettable that i was misunderstood.

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visited a yoga studio in the hip Ebisu district in Tokyo using a state car, and took private lessons there.

By "state car", do they mean chauffeur driven? If so, then that would indeed be inappropriate.

And if he was really getting yoga lessons, I guess he can us all how flexible he is!

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I'm beginning to get the impression that recent salacious news items/revelations are more about infighting within the LDP/unnamed shadow govt (AKA Nippon Kaigi) than real news. They are all connected.

Most J friends I talk to have never even heard of them.

Aso advised years ago about learning from the German National Socialsts. Seems they are working on it.

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Try pulling the other one.

The one with the "bells" on it, I suppose.

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Links!!

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But Hayashi said he was simply taking "regular yoga lessons and massages with finger pressure" for better health.

> It’s owned and run by an ex-porn star and staffed with hostesses. It’s nothing short of a ‘rub and tug’ parlor”

He went there for "finger pressure" so maybe not a rub and tug..

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"Finger pressure" = 指圧 (しあつ shiatsu - lit: finger + pressure). Shiatsu is the name, in Japanese, for a traditional Japanese massage.

Massages with finger pressure would have been much better translated as 'Japanese traditional massage'.

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Or even [Japanese traditional] massage.

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Ministers are permitted to use government vehicles for private use in between public engagements, local media said.

I'm not sure what he did wrong?

Even if there is something sexual about the place, peoples' sex lives are none of anyone's business, as most here agreed last week with the lewd behaviour of the anti-nuclear Niigata governor paying for sex with young girls. Or is everyone triggered only because the guy is from the LDP?

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Finger pressure" = 指圧 (しあつ shiatsu - lit: finger + pressure). Shiatsu is the name, in Japanese, for a traditional Japanese massage.

Massages with finger pressure would have been much better translated as 'Japanese traditional massage'.

I was taking the piss.

sorry, making a joke

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"As the government is facing severe rebuke and criticism, I will serve the public in a more disciplined manner,"

So from now on, when he needs a rub and tug, he's going to call rosie palm and her 5 fingered friends?

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dcog9065Apr. 26  09:59 am JST

"Ministers are permitted to use government vehicles for private use in between public engagements, local media said."

I'm not sure what he did wrong?

Nothing, if the local media is correct and he was following the rules. However if the rules allow for his private use of government vehicles to be paid for by the public then they're stupid rules.

Or is everyone triggered only because the guy is from the LDP?

You wouldn't have to ask if you took a look at the content of the comments.

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