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Akiko (user currently living in JAPAN) posted for straight readers on 04/01/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +40
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I’m a student in Japan. I’m not good at use English. So there must be many mistakes in my E-mail. But please lead all this mail. I would like to tell you about a matter in Japan. The Governor of Tokyo whose name is Shintaro Ishihara made inappropriate remarks that discriminate gays and lesbians. That was last December. Last December a expression control question happened in Tokyo. The Governor in Tokyo made a municipal ordinance that control sexual expressions in publications and met with strong opposition from residents because the control was too tyrannical and the freedom of expression is guaranteed constitutionally in Japan. So Shintaro Ishihara gave an interview about the question. Then he made the inappropriate remarks. He said “There are many gay and lesbian entertainers in TV shows. We shouldn’t let this rampancy run.” And he said “Gays and lesbians run short for something.” I got angry at what he said. But Japanese mass media didn’t take up these inappropriate remarks big.
Then I have a favor to ask of you. Would you announce an official statement that criticize what the Governor of Tokyo said to Japanese mass media and tell all Japanese how discriminative and hateful what he said was.
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2boy (user currently living in JAPAN) posted for straight readers on 14/12/2010 tagged with human rights +25
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まずは、日本語にて失礼致します。緊急を要しますので。
石原都知事についてのこんな記事があり、日本では、ほとんどまともに報道されていません。(ネットでは、毎日新聞が3件、ほかにPJニュースとゲイジャパンニュースだけです)

石原都知事:同性愛者「気の毒」

 東京都の石原慎太郎知事は7日、同性愛者について「どこかやっぱり足りない感じがする。遺伝とかのせいでしょう。マイノリティーで気の毒ですよ」と発言した。

 石原知事は3日にPTA団体から性的な漫画の規制強化を陳情された際、「テレビなんかでも同性愛者の連中が出てきて平気でやるでしょ。日本は野放図になり過ぎている」と述べており、その真意を確認する記者の質問に答えた。

 7日の石原知事は、過去に米・サンフランシスコを視察した際の記憶として、「ゲイのパレードを見ましたけど、見てて本当に気の毒だと思った。男のペア、女のペアあるけど、どこかやっぱり足りない感じがする」と話した。

 同性愛者のテレビ出演に関しては、「それをことさら売り物にし、ショーアップして、テレビのどうのこうのにするってのは、外国じゃ例がないね」と改めて言及した。【真野森作】

毎日新聞 2010年12月8日 東京朝刊

I would like you to know the article below.
I translated by google translation.

Ishihara: gay, "too bad"

Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara is 07 for homosexuals "have the feeling that somewhere still missing. Like it because of genetics.'m In the minority, I feel sorry," he said.

Ishihara February 3 PTA when the lobby for tighter regulation of cartoon sex organizations, "You do not hesitate to come out a bunch of homosexuals in something television. Japan is be too recklessly," he said has responded to a reporter's question to determine the real intention.

Ishihara 7 days, as memories of the past when it visited San Francisco, "I saw a gay parade, I thought it look really sorry. A pair of men, but a pair of women still missing somewhere you feel, "he said.

TV appearance for homosexual, "and particularly for selling it to Shoappu, and that I Dounokouno of the TV, I'll no cases of foreign" and again mentioned. [Work] Mano Mori

Tokyo on December 08, 2010 Morning Mainitishinbun
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