Toru Hashimoto at FCCJ

Toru Hashimoto at FCCJ
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Tokyo, Japan – Outspoken Mayor Toru Hashimoto of Osaka during a news conference at Tokyo’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, explaining where he stands on the so-called “comfort women” issue on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Toru Hashimoto at FCCJ
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Tokyo, Japan – Hashimoto, a co-leader of the Japan Restoration Association, a populist party with 57 lawmakers in the Diet, made a controversial remarks in the context of endorsing the World War II Japanese military brothel system, drawing a flurry of condemnation and criticism at home and abroad. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)