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"yuka ogata" Discussed on Japan This Week

Japan This Week

11:05 min | 2 years ago

"yuka ogata" Discussed on Japan This Week

"San Francisco, erected a statue. So Sokha severed. Sister city ties, wait what no comfort for old women in our first story. Kill tow is now taxing visitors to its city on their accommodation stays. We'll tell you how much and why coming up. A coup Moto city councilwoman was kicked out of chambers for stifling a nagging cough with the laws. And this was before a speech? Yes, it's as stupid as it sounds. And we'll tell you all the details in a few minutes. A woman who committed suicide jumping from a building, hit another person on the way down a very sad and distressing and strain story later. And in our last story gangsters they're living larger and longer. Now how how about more exercise and healthier food as part of their benefit package? It's part of the code now stick around for the yakuza stakeout details at the end of the show. Hi and welcome to Japan this week. A quick recap of stories. We're following on the Japan today website for the weekending October fifth, two thousand eighteen. I'm Jeff Richards. Thanks for joining us and let's get right to it. Okay. Our first story is nothing if not contentious. It's a sensitive subject, especially if you're Japanese Osaka mayor Hitomi Yoshi motor this week sent a letter to his counterpart in San Francisco. He announced that he's ending a six decade sister city relationship with them to protest statue. Honoring women forced to serve as sex workers for Japanese soldiers during World War Two, the women are euphemistically referred to as comfort women. The statue was put up on city property last year by California's Korean, Chinese Filipino communities, a spokesman for San Francisco mayor London breed called Yoshi. Moore's decision, unfortunate and says, the cities will remain connected through people to people ties. I mean, that's great. Lillian saying co-chair of the comfort women, Justice coalition said, breaking the relationship over a memorial is outrageous and absurd. She said, it shows how a frayed the Osaka mayor and the Japanese Prime minister are about truth. And are trying to deny history. Historians, say tens of thousands of women around Asia were sent to work in Japanese military brothels during the war. Japan apologized in nineteen Ninety-three. But the issue has remained an open rift with its neighbors. -particularly South Korea which has strong memories of Japan's colonization from nineteen ten to nineteen forty five after a gradual pullback from the apology to pan. Government actually now denies that the women were forced into sexual slavery, citing lack of fischel documentary proof as expected. Japan today readers had plenty to say on the subject Toshihiro says, oh, come on Japan, wake up and smell the macho, no matter how much you convince yourselves at the comfort. Women never existed for lack of concrete evidence. You can't deny what really happened. Seriously, come clean admitted and accept it. War is never pretty, and people do horrible things to the other. It'll be a ton of weight off the Japanese shoulders. Well. I sort of agree with that. But more importantly, while not more importantly, but also macho is a Japanese powdered green tea. The type of the used in traditional tea ceremonies and quite high in caffeine. I suspect from that comment, Tokyo anger ads. I do not think San Francisco really cares. Furthermore, I do not think San Francisco will ever ask Japan to remove the peace park and large exhibition in he'd Rocha either. As a matter of fact, most inferences skins count me as one think the Hiroshima memorial peace park should always exist so that people may be reminded and hopefully never commit this type of bombing. Again, I feel the same about the comfort women statues. Now, we also dug in for views on the other side of the aisle. Dwight writer says as an American, I'm glad that the mayor of Sokha took the action that he did. The issue of comfort women is not an issue that seriously confronts the US San Francisco had no business in erecting a statue in their memory. If Japan Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and others impacted by the issue of comfort women during the war were to erect such a monument. So be it San Francisco's action in arresting such a monument was crude naive and disingenuous a common trait among Americans these days. Well, a very divisive subject, both the comfort women and the statues erected to memorialize them. What are your thoughts? Visit US Japan today dot com and let us know. Kyoto shops music comes in. Japan's ancient capital and very popular tourist destination. These days. Tow began leading taxes this week on visitors, staying at hotels, traditional inns called Rio Khan and private lodgings to ease problems such as congestion and improve tourism services. Guests will now be taxed between two hundred yen and thousand yen per night. That's about a dollar seventy five to eight dollars and seventy five cents US depending on the accommodation charge students and their chaperones on school trips will be exempt. Of course, the city is expecting to raise four point five, six billion yen annually through the tax and use that revenue for tourism promotion measures. Now just in case you're wondering how much exactly is four point five six billion yen. Well hey Siri, how much is four point? Five six billion yen in American dollars for five hundred sixty million. Japanese yen is forty million twenty nine thousand four hundred ninety four dollars eighty eight cents. Thank you for being so specific. Siri that's awfully reassuring kilt oh faces a chronic shortage of lodging facilities and illegal private lodgings aka Airbnb. According to Japanese government. You heard that for me have been filling vacuum in two thousand seventeen just over fifteen million people visited the city. Now, other cities have been following suit, come as our city will introduce the duty next April and the Fukuoka city assembly has passed an ordinance to urge its town to establish such attacks. Japan today readers have their doubts about the Levy. Nakano guy says the taxes meant to ease congestion, but that is the exact opposite of what the government wants, which is to double the number of tourists to Japan and one way to improve tourist services to make more affordable lodging available. This tax does neither. Spot on absolute Tigers. Tokyo dome calls the tax a bit of a slap in the face for tourists spending good money on travel in Japan, the benefactors of Japan's, boom in tourism, retail stores, restaurants, hotels are laughing. They're taking the prophets and putting anything back to support local infrastructure being stretched by the tourists. Okay, that I'm sorry that that comment just confuses me. I mean, how would he know what the government is spending that tax money on? And I don't know, maybe he's a member of the government. So why don't you weigh in Japan today dot com. Okay. A little political news for you. You may think politics in the United States is pretty partisan at this juncture in time, or perhaps your British or European and your consumed with the Brexit negotiations. Well, let's take a little look at some political news at play here in Japan, and we're going to give this one, the dignity that it deserves last November Kumo city councilwoman Yuka Ogata was at the center of a harsh controversy when she brought her baby daughter to a session of the city assembly. No, no, no. This week there was an even bigger commotion during a plenary session has got approach the podium for her turn to speak the assembly chairman asked what she had in her mouth. Very adult. Ogata got the politely replied that it was a cough drop. She had it because she didn't want to disrupt the proceedings at that the hall was. Mmediately filled with angry shouts of objection, including maker take the cough drop and eating and drinking is against the rules that those are my old men shouting voices. And that's your tax dollars at work right there. Ogata says she had been experiencing a cough in the past few days, so she decided to pop in a cough drop for the meeting. She probably didn't want to disrupt the proceedings and also didn't wanna wake up those leaping old assemblyman but rules, say members can't eat or drink anything during a session. So scheduled proceedings were suspended while a disciplinary committee meeting was convened. Actually, there is no rule banning eating or drinking on the floor, but more than second, this meeting took eight hours eight hours despite the fact that the whole days plenary session was originally only supposed to take to once again, your tax dollars hard at work. The committee decreed Ogata was in violation of a stipulation saying that members must. Respect the dignity of the council. That's another one of my old men voice and requested that she read out an apology drafted by them. Ogata refused and this further upset. The other council members who then instigated emotion for her to be removed from the meeting. Ogata was the only dissenting vote with the rest of the council, including its female members, all voting to have her removed. And so she was, you can imagine what Japan today readers thought. Well, don't imagine. I'm going to tell you been Tato calls it ridiculous. How many of these fossils are regularly sleeping while in attendance? I wonder, I wonder too. I figure any of them over sixty five or probably all sleeping and from maybe perhaps yes, these old fools obviously have it in for her for making them look foolish over the baby issue. They were just waiting for something anything to stick the boot into her shameful acting from people who are supposed to represent us truly ridiculous. We said in telling you that story, this is your tax dollars hard at work. These these people sound like junior high school students. This is absolutely ridiculous. I'm at a loss for words on this one. I can't. You know, I can't find my my voice. I. I think I think I need a cough drop. But when you think, why don't you visit US Japan today.

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"yuka ogata" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"yuka ogata" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The rules a baby is considered as a guest a guest guests are barred from sitting with or on lawmakers at their desks in the chamber so they asked the mother to bring the child in another section of the assembly where she had to leave her baby there was there somebody to care for the baby usually does this we never leave a baby by itself um it's something the ogata said with inappropriate yuka ogata eventually got a friend to watch her baby there actually is no rule against lawmakers being accompanied by a young child in the chamber it was ogata colleagues who instead insisted that her baby was a guest the majority of them were men i was absolutely not surprised natalie kyoko siouki says japanese society still expects men to work and women to give up working when they have children women who don't have a difficult time of it a condition yuko ogata wanted to emphasize on her first day back on the job since having her baby it is very hard for women at work to find a daycare or nannies and i myself sometimes had to attend meetings interviews with my baby and the reaction of people even in the natural when you take a baby industry roller you look like you're working women it is like i am doing some saying offensive the eyes of the people around is very difficult to bear more japanese women are working these days in the country's prime minister has pledged to boost stopper tuna these for women as a way to help japan's slumping economy changing attitudes about working mothers may be a harder task but it's one that assemblywoman ogata says she is determined to take on after kevin spacey was accused of sexual assault last month director ridley scott did a quick visit of cinematic surgery he cut spacey out of the upcoming movie all the money in the world and replaced him with christopher plummer that save the movie studio from a pr headache and it also saved the audience from wrestling with a difficult question to the allegations against spacey mean we shouldn't watch his work or as the writer claire dearer opposes in an essay for the paris review what do we do with the art of monstrous men clear dieder joins us now welcome i think he'll you write that for you this dilemma started a long time ago with roman polanski the.

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"yuka ogata" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"yuka ogata" Discussed on KQED Radio

"At seven o'clock this evening it's all ahead here on kqed public radio thanks for joining us this is all things considered from npr news i'm ari shapiro and i knew lease he'll a japanese lawmaker did something shocking earlier this week she brought her baby to work you got ogata took her seat in the front row of the kumamoto municipal assembly and held her sevenmonthold in her lap the baby quietly sucked is them he seemed content and the male politicians seated in the chamber around him they looked pained they stared at him and his mother murmuring to each other with furrowed brows then four of them confronted the assembly woman at her desk the action of augusta is the very unusual and maybe provocative she did it because she had no other choice that's natalie kyoko studi a freelance journalist in tokyo she talked to us about this via skype while holding her sixmonthold daughter so are warning to the rules as a japanese people liked gold rules a baby is considered as a guest a guest guests are barred from sitting with or on lawmakers at their desks in chamber so they asked the mother to bring the child in another section of the assembly where she had to leave her baby there was there somebody to care for the baby usually does there's never leave a baby by itself um it's something debts ogata said with inappropriate yuka ogata eventually got a friend to watch her baby there finally is no rule against lawmakers being accompanied by a young child in the chamber it was a gutters colleagues who instead insisted that her baby was a guest the majority of them were men i was absolutely not surprised natalie kyoko stupid he says japanese society still expects men to work and women to give up working when they have children women who don't have a difficult time of it a condition yuko gotta wanted to emphasize on her first day back on the job since having her baby it is very hard for women at work to find a daycare or nannies and myself sometimes had to attend meetings interviews with my baby jobs in the reaction of people even in the metro when you take a baby industry roller you look like you're working women it is like i am doing in some saying offensive the eyes of the people around is very difficult to bear more japanese women are working these days in the country's prime minister has pledged.

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"yuka ogata" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"yuka ogata" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Japanese lawmaker did something shocking earlier this week she brought her baby to work you got ogata took her seat in the front row of the coup toe municipal assembly and held her sevenmonthold in her lap the bay quietly sucked at them he seemed content and the male politicians seated in the uh uh around him they looked pained they stared at them and his mother murmuring to each other with furrowed brows then four of them confronted the assembly woman at her desk the action of ogata is a very unusual and maybe provocative she did it because she had no other choice that's natalie kyoko siouki a freelance journalist in tokyo she talked to us about this via skype while holding her sixmonthold daughter so are warning to the rules as a japanese people like to follow the rules a baby is considered as a guest a guest guests are barred from sitting with or on lawmakers at their desks in the chamber so they asked the mother to bring the child at other section of the assembly where she had to leave her baby there was there somebody to care for the baby usually does this we never leave a baby by itself um it's something does ogata said was inappropriate yuka ogata eventually got a friend to watch her baby there actually is no rule of law makers being accompanied by a young child in the chamber it was ogata colleagues who instead insisted that her baby was a guess the majority of them were men i was absolutely not surprised natalie kyoko s dookie says japanese society still expects men to work and women to give up working when they have children women who don't have a difficult time of it a condition yuko ogata wanted to emphasize on her first day back on the job since having her baby it is very hard for women at work to find a daycare or nannies and i myself sometimes had to attend meetings interviews with my baby and the reaction of people even in the natural when you take a baby industry roller you look like you're working women it is like i am doing some saying offensive the eyes of the people is very difficult to bear more japanese women are working these days in the country's prime minister has pledged to boost opportunities for women as a way to help pans slumping economy changing attitudes about working mothers may be a.

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"yuka ogata" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"yuka ogata" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A japanese lawmaker did something shocking earlier this week she brought her baby to work yuka ogata took her seat in the front row of the coup motel municipal assembly and held her sevenmonthold in her lap the baby quietly sucked his them he seemed content and the male politicians seated in the chamber around him they looked pained they stared at him and his mother murmuring to each other with furrowed brows then four of them confronted the assembly woman at her desk the action of ogata is the very unusual and maybe provocative she did it because she had no other choice that natalie kyoko stupide a freelance journalist in tokyo she talked to us about this via skype while holding her sixmonthold daughter so are warning to the rules as ah kgb equal likely follow the rules a baby is considered as a guest a guest guests are barred from sitting with or on lawmakers at their desks in the chamber so they asked the mother to bring the child in another section of the assembly where she had to leave her baby there was there somebody to care for the baby usually does this we never leave a baby by itself um it's something does oguz said was inappropriate yuka ogata eventually got a friend to watch her baby there actually is no rule against lawmakers being accompanied by a young child in the chamber it was ogata of colleagues who instead insisted that her baby was a guest the majority of them were men i was absolutely not surprised natalie kyoko sukhi says japanese society still expects men to work and women to give up working when they have children women who don't have a difficult time of it a condition a gutter wanted to emphasize on her first day back on the job since having her baby it is very hard for women at work to find a daycare or nannies and i myself sometimes had to attend meetings interviews with my baby and the reaction of people even in the metro when you take a baby industry roller you look like you're working women it is like i am doing some saying offensive the eyes of the people around is very difficult to bear more japanese women are working these days in the country's prime minister has pledged to boost opportunities for women as a way to help japan's slumping economy changing attitudes about working mothers may be a harder task but it's one.

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