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Lawmaker expelled from party over hostess bar visit

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What an idiot.

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Why are these bars even open? Close them down!

25 ( +34 / -9 )

Mr Takashi was surely attempting to aid those workers excluded from government payments-what an honorable chap!

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Moron! Isn't it suspected that quite a few cases of the "untraceable" cases of the virus were in adult establishments? The reason is that people would rather put more people in danger than tell the truth about their trips to the red light zone of Tokyo?

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Lead by example.

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representative of typical officials only he got caught

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I am impressed that they chucked him out like that. If he were LDP, they would have covered for him. Maybe CDPJ deserves another look.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

Expelled from the party only. How about forced to retire as a representative? If he resigns on his own he gets all the perks. Fire him, there should be a recall system for elected officials.

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Expelled from the party only. How about forced to retire as a representative?

I think that's up to the voters, not the party.

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@Why are these bars even open? Close them down!

@I think that's up to the voters, not the party.

Not the bars fault it's just a business, and has many useful purposes.

Yes agree it is the voters who voted them in not the party, therefor that decision should be left up to those who voted him in.

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One, there is more to this story than what is being written here for sure! How in the hell did anyone actually find out about him going there in the first place? I mean really, he didnt just up and hand in his resignation, before they kicked him out. Just curious how he got outed for this!

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That's why the bars are still open!

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rgcivilian1Today 08:29 am JST

@Why are these bars even open?

Why are these morons even politicians.

Just shows us all the IQ level of those in govt doesnt it.

They have no sense of responsibility only a sense of self privledge and entitlement.

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Watered down Kyodo news... It was not a “hostess bar.” The evening news used the term “Seku-Kyaba” (Sexual Cabaret).

Pretty much a “heavy petting” titty bar.

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The evening news used the term “Seku-Kyaba” (Sexual Cabaret).

Pretty much a “heavy petting” titty bar

This makes more sense for the expulsion. Have to quickly remove the distraction.

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Corona isn’t the only virus he might catch in those places.

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Hostess bars are surely an essential service.

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One thing this virus continues to show everyone is who is smart and who is not.

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Sextual exicitement stimulates immune system against viruses.

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Now we know why those businesses have not been shutdown!

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Takai, a former internal affairs ministry bureaucrat

This virus has clearly exposed the ineptude of Japanese bureaucrats.

Passing the difficult civil servant exam doesn't mean one is a smart thinker in life situations. The idea of the 2 cloth mask was conceived by a bureaucrat.

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It’s only a bit of fun.

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dun dun dun another twat bites the dust, good riddance to bad rubbish.

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The "Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan" just lost its only member?

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One thing this virus continues to show everyone is who is smart and who is not.

Theres a difference between being smart and just not giving a song because ur a nihilist or stoic

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I do feel sorry for the people working in those joints. If even their politician clientele aren't coming things will be rough for them indeed.

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What a bad example. It is like a father saying do not go there but went himself. Yet he did not applogized.

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I don't know which was dumber going or telling anyone about it..

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What dedication to the economy!

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Obviously, ‘asking’ businesses to close and people to stay home is not working. They tried that in Australia -for a week - and quickly changed it to law. Fines of a thousand dollars for individuals and five-thousand dollars for companies were invoked and many have been given out. Now, nearly a month later, the virus is on the back foot and discussions are being held on lifting some of the restrictions in a few weeks. Japan really needs to get tough on these restrictions or due to the population density they will never beat this virus.

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Apparently, no respect for the sanctity of marriage. I'm not sure who to feel more sorry for; his spouse for putting up with this behavior (I'm sure he's done this before), or for him for having his wife (housewife) living off his salary and accepting his perverted and disrespectful behavior. In either case, this is a poor example of marriage. I hope there are no children in this, or else, I would definitely feel sorry for them. Fine example of family values; not.

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He might have been expelled from his party, but I'm sure he'll be reassigned somewhere else. People like him won't be fired, unfortunately.

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