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Ex-DP Policy Head Yamao to Quit Party over Scandal (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)--Former Democratic Party policy head Yamao Shiori on Thursday tendered her resignation from the main opposition party following a magazine report on her alleged extramarital affair. Yamao Shiori resigns from the Democratic Party at a press conference in the Diet on September 7, 2017. (© Jiji) The development is another blow to DP President Maehara Seiji, elected …

Between Consenting Adults: Japan’s Incongruous Celebrity Sex ScandalsSechiyama Kaku

In the first few months of 2016, Japan’s weekly scandal sheets blew the lid off the sexual affairs of several well-known figures, forcing them to withdraw from public life. Comparative sociologist Sechiyama Kaku questions this ritual of public shaming for behavior that the law regards as a matter of private discretion.

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