Ruling lawmaker in hot seat over alleged drinking with teenage girl


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An LDP stalwart spending our tax money on teenage girls?

I'm shocked - shocked I say.

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"Yoshikawa has said he will check the magazine report first."

Why? Has he forgotten?

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So she got ¥40,000 and a yakiniku dinner.... What did he get for his ¥40K?

Some riveting conversation or a game of hide the sausage?

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While most plebs struggle to make ends meet these MPs splash OUR cash to reel in a bit of jail bait.

Talk about a parallel universe.

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At University they warned us faculty members never to supply under-age students with alcohol, even in a ‘zemi’ group night out in town.

This was a Japanese golden No-no, accepted by all, where your neck was clearly on the line.

As to plying this lady with food and drink, plus a 40,000 JPN tip, there is very little left to the imagination.

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Keiichi Ishii, the secretary general of Komeito, also called for an explanation from Yoshikawa. "If true, it is extremely regrettable

Only regrettable?

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The student allegedly told the magazine she received 40,000 yen from him.

They see this simply as a reward, one they believe they’ve earned for blowing our hard earned tax contributions on Covid support rorts that have done so much to help the needy. The sheer arrogance and entitlement of these born to rulers, living high on the public purse while increasingly offshoring their own personal wealth. Having the gall to pronounce that public support for value eroding inflation and currency depreciation has never been higher.

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And how much did she receive from the magazine?

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There are some more details here... and 42 (yes, 42!) rather blurry photos.


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Better than spending it on an oldie.

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Is this season for political scandals? I think every day a another one appears on the news.

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Seriously, how can this bloke even be in the Party and how can you take this mob on equality.

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well, now we know why he had to pay ¥40k

> Yoshikawa has said he will check the magazine report first

he has to make sure which girl, because clearly it’s happened more than once.

Well tax paying citizens, you want to know where our tax money goes?

Right there, to some munchkin that has to get his jollies off.

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Probably gave her the 40,000¥ to groom her for the next night out and more afterwards! It’s not his fault but the fault of the people who elect these types of monsters into power, not just in Japan but globally! Matt Gaetz the member of congress has done worst and yet hasn’t been charged in America so this is just so minor in comparison to that!

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Yo, my man, Yoshikawa,

"Yoshikawa has said he will check the magazine report first."

Please tell me what you have to check! The spelling?

You screwed up, you did what you did, but maybe you don't remember??

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Drinking with someone of 18 is not the problem for me ( as it is legal in my country, I view it differently), but know it is illegal here

I am rather concerned by the fact he paid her. Compensated diner ?

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Did the girl have any drinks while with him? if she did them he should just resign for being reckless and irresponsible, should have picked up a 20 or older, LOL

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It reminds me of an old quote "" but officer she told me she was 18"

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Looking at his photo, 40,000 is not enough...

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On the hot seat aka just bow.

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She's 18, hot to trot, sat down with an older man, took ¥40,000. So who's the criminal?

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Seems there would be hundreds of photos, since everyone has a camera in their phone.

Or am I missing something?

Wonder what Ayaka Shiomura would say about this alleged incident? Perhaps her proposed bill to protect 18-19 yr old girls from the Japanese porn industry really is needed, if the actions of these leaders is any measure of the old-man's club attitudes?

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I’m sure the girl had absolutely no idea what she was doing.

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David BrentToday  10:29 pm JST

I’m sure the girl had absolutely no idea what she was doing.

I'm sure you're absolutely right, 18 going on 28 and pure as the driven snow.

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Calm down. It was obviously a 'work event'.

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She was underage, Check.

If proof exists he spent tax payer money; remove him without benefits immediately.

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Any comment from Mrs. Yoshikawa?

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If he paid for her drinks, surely, he's broken the law.

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If Takeru Yoshikawa did contribute to the delinquency of a minor, he needs to speak the truth because you cannot become clean if you do not admit you are dirty.

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Does he have a wife?

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Just an orchestrated scandal mission by the opposing democratic party.

Hide the sausage

This is Japan so it's more like a weiner than an actual sausage.

Poor girl !

I do hope she recovers.

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