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Yokohama mayor sued by ex-hostess for ending relationship

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A 30-year-old ex-hostess on Wednesday filed a suit at the Yokohama Regional Court, requesting Yokohama City Mayor Hiroshi Nakada pay 30 million yen compensation for breaking up with her in 2004.

The woman, who identified herself only as Nana, told a press conference that Nakada had an affair with her and proposed to her, although he is married. Nana says they broke up in 2004 but he started threatening her once the relationship became known to the public. Nana insisted she had suffered physical and mental suffering due to the stress stemming from Nakada's threats.

Nana, who showed emails from Nakada to her mobile phone, said, “ Nakada often gave me presents, such as bouquets of roses. He treated me as if I were a princess.” She added that the Yokohama mayor used his official car to take her on dates.

In an official comment, Nakada said, “I will discuss the matter with my lawyer as soon as we receive the written complaint from the court.”

The case was initially reported by weekly magazine Shukan Gendai. Nakada has denied being in a relationship with Nana.

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men run japan,,,same old shit...women are like property,,,escape to love hotels..cheap viagra///wake up...what a life...do the right thing...find love...life a life with true meaning/ has to be one of fair and good acts,,,fight city hall the beginning of legal action...go for it girl/morals are good measure of people...japan needs to update now...give love a chance

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I did read it, but the article specifically says she's suing for ending the relationship, not for threatening behavior. In fact, the article repeatedly insinuates this.

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Read it again. She claims he became threatening and abusive, vindictive after the relationship became public. Doesn't mean its true, of course...

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Wait so what exactly about her lawsuit indicates she's suing for him ending the relationship? Is she actually suing because "He stopped treating me like a princess?" because that's what the article seems to indicate.

It really sounds like this is just a phony lawsuit designed to draw publicity - i.e. her own form of blackmail against Nakada. Ironic.

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In japan the wife has the right to sue the mistress. I think she's the one who's gonna get in a lot of trouble.

The mayor should resign for all this.

I'm sure she tried to extort some money from this, but the mayor wouldnt play ball. She's just coming through on her threats. She can say whatever she wants as long as its true.

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He should have paid her off from the beginning

Maybe he tried and she just was not having it. Maybe she wanted more than he could afford. Maybe it was marriage or nothing. Maybe she just wanted her time in the spotlight.

instead of threatening the woman.

Maybe she threatened him with going public before he threatened her?

I find it odd that she has the right to make this public at all. People's privacy in matters like this should be protected until its proven a crime was committed. Its just too easy for some hussy to tear someone down like this.

Of course he should not have threatened her in any case. But its not like society is going to treat him fairly if he doesn't, is it? All he has in his corner is himself. And she has nothing to lose and him everything.

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He should have paid her off from the beginning or found someone else for her to latch onto instead of threatening the woman. Idiot. Now his family has to deal with more embarrassment and media attention.

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She was unsuccessful at breaking up his marriage. And she wants to sue. Riiiiiiiight...

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Take on these politicians who think they can get away with everything.

At first I thought you meant the alleged threats, which are criminal, and the alleged proposal he did not make good on, which is a civil violation I beleive, but at any rate illegal.

But then you wrote this:

Someone elected to public office should know better than to try anything extra-marital.

Not illegal. It may go against your own personal morality, but it seems everyone was happy until the nibby moralists got the news. Then it got ugly.

I do not want nibby moralists in my government and I sure don't want people that nibby moralists will be totally happy with either. Frankly, nibby moralists can fall into a deep dark hole as far as I care. I much prefer to have politicians who know how to live than those bowing to stupid and useless morals and the moralizers who pimp them. I would rather have politicians who have flings than start wars too, and it so often seems to be the seemingly sexless ones who get people dead. Not always, but disproportionately often.

Nana ugly? Oh, no

At least we agree on something. This might not be her best picture but I still like, and besides, none of us have seen the rest of her yet. A lovely figure can go a long long way.

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In two months she will make her AV debut.

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Nice! I like a (wo)man with guts. Take on these politicians who think they can get away with everything. Just spreading the news and starting the law suit will nicely dent the mayor's image. Someone elected to public office should know better than to try anything extra-marital. = = Nana ugly? Oh, no, it's the dismissal that is ugly.

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"the Yokohama mayor used his official car to take her on dates"

He's an idiot.

Nessie: "They both need better taste in mem/women respectively. Case dismissed."

I hereby nominate Nessie to be a judge!

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Nana! What a brave girl!

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Not only did he go after something so ugly as her, he PAID to go after something so ugly as her!!! Jeez, with such bad judgement, it makes you wonder how badly Yokohama's local government is spending money on other things!!

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She should get the Best Skankist award. Cheat with a married man and you'll actually believe what he says. Duh, if he lies to his wife and cheats her he will you too. Hello mental giant.

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She won't get a thing. The courts here will never favour a hostess over the mayor of a city.

And because she doesn't deserve a thing. He proposed, but he was married = automatically invalid proposal = no harm no foul. They both need better taste in men/women, respectivel. Case dismissed.

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NAKADA send me flowers to me too.Do i have to suit him ?

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Looks like a tranny

Who, the mayor?

There's definitely something wrong with him for going after something so ugly as her.............

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Looks like a tranny

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The mayor of Yokohama is pretty young*, as I recall. Late 30s or early 40s...friends of mine have run into him out drinking before.

*by Japanese politician standards

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“ Nakada often gave me presents, such as bouquets of roses. He treated me as if I were a princess.” She added

Wish she could have 'treasured' these sweet memories instead of going public. Anyway "Nana-Nakada" affair will prove "Nanimo Nakata" let their lawyers make some money. By the way how old is this mayor?

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Practically all journalism is 'conscious journalism'. A small percentage is 'conscientious journalism'.

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Whoever is reporting this also can't be bothered to try to find the woman's last name?

There is such a thing as refusal to identify yourself partially or fully, and conscious journalism respects that.

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Well, if she has the guys emails on file, she can do some real damage; at the very least, she's got a lot of hush money coming her way. And it was a nice touch with the company car comment in this day and age.

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She won't get a thing. The courts here will never favour a hostess over the mayor of a city.

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Whoever is reporting this also can't be bothered to try to find the woman's last name?

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She's not suinghim for breaking up with her, but rather for going psycho afterwards... I'm not sure that thats worth 30 million though...

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Political fallout of this will be interesting. Having an extra-marital affair has never been a political death sentence in Japan. At the same time, having an extra marital affair and not paying a sufficient amount of maintenance (bribe) to end it can have serious implications. Case in point Prime Minister Uno back in the late 1980s

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A cheap publicity and a poor J woman.....:)

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Nakada often gave me presents, such as bouquets of roses. He treated me as if I were a princess.” She added that the Yokohama mayor used his official car to take her on dates.

Poor girl.

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what is she thinking?there are alot of such scumy faces like her on the street.Give us a break

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It is a trap unless they have babies together. She looks as if she is taking vitamin c injections due to alcohol drinking.

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