Japanese politician brings baby to assembly sparking debate

Japanese politician brings baby to assembly sparking debate
 

A local Japanese politician has been criticised by lawmakers for trying to bring her baby to a council session.
Yuka Ogata said she wanted to show how difficult it is for women to juggle careers and raise children.
Kumamoto municipal assembly officials said she had violated assembly rules as visitors and observers are forbidden from the floor.
After a lengthy discussion, Ms Ogata left the child with a friend and the session started 40 minutes late.
The council says it will discuss her case and ways to support lawmakers with young children.
Speaker Yoshitomo Sawada told reporters: "We... read more

 
24 November 2017 in World News, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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