Lawmaker apologizes ....
Posted August 22th, 2014
Akihiro Suzuki, a lawmaker from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party, admitted to shouting a sex taunt at Ayaka Shiomura, 35 years old, a young assemblywoman, during a debate on motherhood.
In a case that has cast a harsh spotlight on the attitudes of many of the older men who occupy senior positions in Japanese public life, the 51 year old Suzuki said he yelled "Why don't you get married?"...
After bowing embarrassingly in a public apology in front of many a journalist, he resigned his party membership but will stay on as an assemblyman.
I will be simple...in Japan, the frosty mentality is out of the ordinary and we cannot, whatsoever understand their formal and aloof manner.....their way of seeing life is an unapproachable ritual.
However, something is missing within us and of those who work in a public office in Italy....even a glimmer of their dignity .....