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== Heckling incident ==
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On June 18, 2014, an assemblywoman, [[Ayaka Shiomura]], was heckled in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly meeting when she asked questions about how to save women who have difficulty in pregnancy and childbirth. The Japanese media, along with various members of society both condemned and also excused the heckling. Media overseas, such as [[CNN]], [[BBC]], and others, also criticized the heckling and reported on the endemic sexism that made such a thing possible, while the Japanese media tended to present it as a one-time case of sexual harassment. On June 23, assembly member [[Akihiro Suzuki]] came forward and made a formal, public apology, admitting he was one of the people who heckled Shiomura. The fact that a member of the LDP ruling party apologized publicly was seen as very big deal. Other hecklers never came forward. On June 25, the assembly passed a resolution, aiming to restore the trust, and to finish the problem.<ref name= shiomura1>Togikaiyajimondai, domiru? (How should we view the heckling problem in the assembly?). (2014, July 1). The Page. Retrieved: http://thepage.jp/detail/20140701-00000022-wordleaf?pattern=1 [July 17, 2014].</ref><ref name= shiomura2>Wada, H. (2014, June 25). Togikai: yaji makuhiki shiomuragīn "hitotsu no kugiri. watashi ha watashide" (When the heckling problem come to an end, assemblywoman Shiomura said, "This is a break, and I will do what I can do."). Mainichi shinbun. Retrieved: http://mainichi.jp/select/news/20140626k0000m040098000c.html [July 18, 2014].</ref><ref name= shiomura3>Togikai yaji hamon "Umenai no ka" "Kekkon shiro" (Heckling has a big impact "Can't you bare a baby?" "Get married."). (2014, June 20). Tokyo shinbun. Retrieved: https://web.archive.org/web/20140620225556/http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/politics/news/CK2014062002000140.html [July 18, 2014].</ref>