ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Japanese Magazine to Close After Abe Ally’s ‘homophobic’ Article

09/26/2018 | The Guardian

A prominent magazine in Japan is to close after an outcry over an allegedly homophobic article written by a rightwing MP from the ruling Liberal Democratic party. The Shincho 45 said it would halt publication amid the continuing controversy over the views expressed by Mio Sugita. In the article the MP described LGBTI people as “unproductive” and questioned the use of tax money to support them. The monthly magazine was plunged deeper into crisis after it ran a series of pieces in its latest edition under the headline: “Is Sugita’s article that outrageous”?

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