Japanese magazine to close after Abe ally's 'homophobic' article

Japanese magazine to close after Abe ally's 'homophobic' article
 

A prominent magazine in Japan is to close after an outcry over an allegedly homophobic article written by a rightwing MP from the ruling Liberal Democratic party.
The Shincho 45 said it would halt publication amid the continuing controversy over the views expressed by Mio Sugita. In the article the MP described LGBT people as “unproductive” and questioned the use of tax money to support them.
Sugita wrote that same-sex couples did not “produce children. In other words, they lack productivity and, therefore, do not contribute to the prosperity of the nation.”
The monthly magazine was plunged... read more

 
26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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