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Many remarks about Japan’s wartime and modern sexual services has expelled a lawmaker for accusing ethnic Koreans of involvement in prostitution.
The Japan political party urged the lawmaker, Shingo Nishimura, to retract his comments suggesting many ethnic Koreans are engaged in prostitution in Japan. Nishimura withdrew his remarks, but the party expelled him anyway.
Japanese political party in Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, a founder and co-leader of the party, angered Japan’s neighbors by saying this week that the Japanese military’s wartime practice of forcing Asian women into prostitution was necessary. He also angered the U.S. by suggesting that American troops based in southern Japan should patronize legal adult entertainment establishments to reduce sex crime there.
Japan Democratic Party, was a short-living right-wing political party in Japan 1954–1955, led by Ichirō Hatoyama. Its leaders included former foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and future Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.
The party was formed on November 24, 1954, by merging Ichiro Hatoyama’s group which left Liberal Party in 1953, and Shigemitsu-led Kaishinto party. On November 15, 1955, Japan Democratic Party merged with the Liberal Party to form Liberal Democratic Party.
The Japan New Party was a Japanese political party that existed briefly from 1992 to 1994.
The party, considered liberal, was founded by Morihiro Hosokawa, a former diet member and Kumamoto Prefecture governor, who left the Liberal Democratic Party to protest corruption scandals.
In 1992, the party elected four members to the House of Councillors, including Hosokawa. Although this was a disappointing result for them, in 1993 they were able to capitalize on voter dissatisfaction with the LDP, electing a total of 35 members (including 3 who joined after the election).
Hosokawa became Prime Minister leading a broad coalition, but was soon forced to resign.