A Troublemaker: Who is hostile to gender equality?
Mio Sugita, a female Lower House member, belonging to the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), often makes provocative speeches on gender issues. She describes same-sex couples as socially “unproductive” in her article that was contributed to a monthly magazine, called “Shincho 45,” issued August 2018. Naturally, she was criticized for her discriminatory viewpoints. She then apologized to voters for making a noise, but she never apologized to those whom she hurt nor withdrew her viewpoints. Sugita still hasn’t learnt her lesson. She makes a good use of gender-unequal culture prevalent Japanese politics.