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Absentee lawmaker expelled from Japan's Upper House

TOKYO, Mar 15 (NHK) - Japan's Upper House has stripped a member of the chamber of his status as a lawmaker for failing to attend a single Diet session.

On Wednesday, the Upper House plenary session voted 235 to one to expel opposition Seijikajoshi48 Party member GaaSyy. He will no longer be a lawmaker.

Upper House President Otsuji Hidehisa declared that the Diet Law is being used to remove GaaSyy's status.

GaaSyy, whose real name is Higashitani Yoshikazu, has not attended any parliamentary sessions since he was elected in July 2022. GaaSyy, who resides overseas, became known for his YouTube content.

Last week, GaaSyy failed to show up at an Upper House plenary session and deliver an apology. The apology had been demanded by the chamber as punishment. ...continue reading

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