YouTuber-turned-lawmaker ordered to apologize for not attending Diet

NHK党 ガーシー議員への処分「議場での陳謝」に決定

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Kyodo) - The disciplinary committee of Japan's upper house agreed Tuesday to order a YouTuber-turned-lawmaker living abroad to offer an apology in parliament for not attending any sessions since he was elected to the Diet last year.

If GaaSyy, whose real name is Yoshikazu Higashitani, does not comply with the demand, the House of Councillors panel will consider a stricter measure, including expelling him as a member of the chamber.

GaaSyy, who belongs to the NHK Party, a single-issue party critical of Japan's public broadcaster, has been living in the United Arab Emirates since before the upper house election in 2022 in which he won his seat. He claims that he may be arrested if he returns to Japan over allegations of fraud. ...continue reading

Feb 21 (ANNnewsCH) - 去年7月の初当選以降、一度も国会に出席していないNHK党のガーシー参議院議員に対し、参議院懲罰委員会は「議場での陳謝」とする処分を全会一致で決定しました。  ...continue reading

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