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"On the Japan this week podcast on Wednesday. Tokyo, Olympics minister, Yoshitaka Takasaki, Datta resigned. After making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the two thousand eleven earthquake and soon NAMI at a party earlier in the day for he nocco Takahashi. A ruling lawmaker from day one of the prefecture's severely hit. By the disaster. Suck it out said reelecting Takahashi is more important than the area's reconstruction. Well, prime minister Shinzo Ave, moved very quickly after accepting soccer out his resignation. He apologized to the people in the disaster. Hit area reassuring them that his government has an unshakable policy to do the utmost for reconstruction. Well sucked outta has a history of verbal gaffes. He doubles as cyber security strategy chief. But said in November that he doesn't use a computer at work in February. He was forced to apologise after expressing disappointment over swimming star Rico ks disclosure of her leukemia diagnosis, he said it would affect Japan's gold medal tally. Suckered atas resignation though comes only a month after the head of Japan's Olympic committee Tuesday Kazu Takeda announced he would step down from his position in June. Two keta is the subject of French investigations involving payments made before Tokyo was awarded the twenty twenty Olympics. And of course, suck Dada or any of these politicians? Get no sympathy from Japan today readers Simon Foshan called Sakurada 's comments repugnant remarks. It would have been smarter politics. Not to make this adult old buffoon cabinet minister in the first place, and from you Bado, no one should truly be surprised by this. The LDP leaders have typically been out of touch with the people from about the week after their election. About a month prior to their next one yet once they get elected. They never listen until they want to get elected again. I get it. You bought and certainly politicians in Japan are very prone to putting their feet in their mouth, especially those of the ruling party. But what do you think about the Olympics minister resigning? Visit Japan today dot com, and let us know in the comments or send us a message to podcast at Japan today dot com. Well in some racy, national news. This is investigative journalism at its best folks around one in ten Japanese people in their thirties has never had heterosexual sex and the number of adults with no sexual experience at all is increasing. According to a new study the study is based on data from seven rounds of the national for Tilleke survey of Japan carried out between nineteen eighty seven and two thousand fifteen which is administered by the health ministry. According to the study in two thousand fifteen eleven point nine percent of women aged between thirty and thirty four and twelve point seven percent of men in the same age group reported having had no heterosexual sexual experience in the thirty five to thirty nine eight bracket figures dropped to eight point nine percent for women and nine point five percent for men. Now, the survey data did not include information on same sex sexual experience. However, the results are. To be caused for concern given Japan's ongoing population decline and low fertility rates. Interestingly the study said it found a correlation between sex and income with men more likely to have sex if they had permanent full-time employment and they find that surprising. They also noted that while sexual activity might not be a priority for everyone. Most respondents over twenty five with no sexual experience reported hoping to get married indicating that their lack of sexual experience may be involuntary. Well, naturally Japan today readers have plenty of advice on the subject creaky comments. If lifestyles included more time off, maybe people could form relationships other than work related and perhaps enjoy having a partner for nookie and even support and love. Wow. How novel creek people having a little more time off people getting off work early to get it on late something like that does sound doable to me Smith Japan thinks that half of these studies sound. There from Perv. Megs leave it alone and let people do as a please suggesting people start getting together like the Chinese pandas on loan. It's no wonder these numbers go up. Okay. I'm not sure I buy that one. I don't think they're suggesting that people start getting it on doing like, they do on the Discovery Channel panda style. I think they're just encouraging people to be a little more intimate Gombadi Japan has two words love hotel. I see where that person's mind is good luck. To you experience is that living in a small house with neighbors houses, sharing the same walls granny on one side of the rice paper, divide and parents snoring on the other side and all the neighbors spying on you. Then there's the windows in the kata. Okay. Boosts and the spy cameras in the love hotel while this person is quite into the conspiracy theories. But they go on to say that they think young lovers just seem to be out of luck. In a popular story straight out of our crime section. Police in Fukuoka are tackling a shortage of female recruits through a fashion show social networking sites and online videos aimed at female high school and university students the fashion show is just one of the methods. The police force in the southwestern prefecture is utilizing in order to increase the percentage of its female recruits for the fashion show, the police invited about one hundred high school in university students as female police officers wearing a variety of work. Uniforms, walked along the runway to upbeat music the uniforms exhibited the range of departments in the police force, including those for motorcycle riders as well as those worn in crime labs. I'm wondering if this is in here because there is a fashion crime being committed as well female police officers introduced their departments in presentations following the show, and they even showed attendees how to take fingerprints. From the bottle, all joking aside. The percentage of female recruits by the Fukuoka police was the lowest in the country in fiscal two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen at six point nine and seven point three percent, respectively compared to the national average of around nine percent also from this month. Fukuoka police having creased female only facilities such as napping and changing rooms in an attempt to improve working conditions there. Well, that's here from Japan today. Readers alley Rustam observes, what do you expect from a country that has a TV show called miniskirt police? Well, that's documentary isn't Glenda straw says. Whatever the reason if they can put on the uniform and do a good job, they deserve some respect. I think that having more women as cops would be a breakthrough in terms of treatment of sexual assault victims to good point. And I agree and Oldman thirteen suggests how about highlighting the positives of a career in law enforcement. The benefits the social connection with civilians et cetera. Well, I'm sure that they probably did after the fastened show. Remember, we said at the top that they're also involving social networking in their campaign. But what you think check out the story. Leave us a comment or send us a message to podcast add to pan today dot com. Well, it's almost hard to believe that our next story is national news. But here we are. Yes here. We are talking about fruit mangoes in particular. It seems a pair of premium ones from me as Ocoee prefecture have fetched a record five hundred thousand yen in the season's first auction at a local wholesale market. This week topping the previous best of four hundred thousand yen now just to put this in perspective. We're talking about two mangoes for five hundred thousand yen. Hey, Siri what's five hundred thousand yen in US dollars five hundred thousand Japanese yen is four thousand four hundred seventy four dollars and seventy five cents. Thank you seri-. The premium mangoes are called taio known tamago in Japanese or eggs of the sun to qualify for the description of being an egg from the sun. They have to clear the strict criteria of weighing at least three hundred fifty grams each that's just under a pound Parr's. A high sugar content and have more than half their skin covered in a bright red hue according to the muzak agriculture economic federation. Now, these mangles weren't bought by a person somebody didn't just walk into the wholesale market and plunked down four thousand five hundred dollars for a couple of mangoes. The mangoes were bought by a local produce wholesale company and will be sold at a department store in Fukuoka the biggest city in the Kyushu region where Miyazaki is located Japan today reader reporting, Nick, ponders, spend twenty five nights at a reasonable hotel or eat two mangoes. What to do what to do and guide Jean calls it excellent advertising and marketing plan, but I'll take Philippine mangoes from Seibu. Please best I've ever had. Well, I like Philippine mangoes to they're delicious. But I'm more interested to see what the markup on these mangoes will be once they're in the department store in. Google ca city. Do you think this is a good marketing move for fruitsellers? Visit the story on Japan today dot com, or send us a message to podcast at Japan today dot com. And"