Absentee lawmaker expelled from Japan's Upper House

ガーシー議員「除名」正式決定 “欠席”が理由は初

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

Mar 15 (ANNnewsCH) - 参議院は、国会に一度も出席せず「議場での陳謝」にも応じなかった政治家女子48党のガーシー議員を「除名」処分とすることを正式に決定しました。  ...continue reading

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