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Japan Lawmaker Breaks Taboo, Sparks Political Firestorm

  • Released: 2013
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The actions of a Japanese lawmaker set off a storm of protests on the Internet, with some critics calling on him to resign from parliament. Taro Yamamoto gave Emperor Akihito a letter expressing fear about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, breaking a taboo by trying to involve the emperor in politics. Yamamoto explained his actions to a group of lawmakers on Friday.

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