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Environment minister Koizumi takes 12 days of paternity leave

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What is that round rainbow badge he's wearing?

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This guy just started and already on a vacation of sorts. What a waste of our taxpayer yen. This guy has no environmental engineering experience, and his biggest challenges well they just got to wait.

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What a pathetic and narcissistic dude. Why does he think that we care about his private life? Just take your paternity leaves if you want and shut up.

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He's the environmental minister because he is one of the key people spearheading the building of new coal plants.

While we don't care about his personal life, they are trying to make him a symbol for taking paternity leave. Showing other men that it's okay. But that doesn't defeat the problems that regular everyday people will face doing the same thing.

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He's taking "sexy" paternity leave lol

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He probably was on Nintendo switch the entire 12 days

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What is that round rainbow badge he's wearing?

It's the UN's Sustainable Development Goals badge. Each colour symbolises one of the goals.

on a vacation of sorts

I take it you've never lived with a new-born?

It's fulfilling and satisfying but also hard work, with very little sleep; no vacation of any sort, not if you're doing it right.

Not got much time for Koizumi II, but Koizumi III will benefit from having his daddy around.

Invalid CSRF

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Viki KovilakathToday  03:57 pm JST

“He probably was on Nintendo switch the entire 12 days”

Is your guess based on anything other than venom?

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He needs to be careful. Japanese male public figures that take maternity leave don't have a good reputation. They tend to end up in an adultery scandal.

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Why is this news? It is good when any parent has time off for their children.

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Betcha he’s a front runner against Dear Leader.

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It's the UN's Sustainable Development Goals badge. Each colour symbolises one of the goals.

Thank you cleo!

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It's good that he is taking a bit of time off to be with his family now. When he has some free moments I hope he also takes the opportunity to become better acquainted with the issues associated with his job. In terms of credibility, he's very seriously lightweight at the moment.

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Come on.... give man a break.

Whatever we think of his politics he has just became a father and too right he should take time off as much as possible. Please use all your holiday entitlement to its maximum in future.

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Kenichi MitomiToday  08:21 am JST

Come on.... give man a break.

Whatever we think of his politics he has just became a father and too right he should take time off as much as possible. Please use all your holiday entitlement to its maximum in future.

Quite right. Everyone should take advantage of their legal holiday entitlements. His boss, for instance, should take richly deserved, unpaid indefinite leave immediately.

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