Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Yoshitada Konoike, Japanese politician, Died at 88

Yoshitada Konoike was born on November 28, 1940, and died on December 25, 2018.

He was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature).

He was a native of Amagasaki, Hyōgo, and graduate of Waseda University.

Konoike was chosen to the House of Representatives without precedent for 1986 after an unsuccessful keep running in 1983.

During the wake of losing his seat in 1993, he was chosen to the House of Councilors without precedent for 1995 and is as of now serving his fourth 6-year term.

He caused debate when he remarked on a continuous homicide case in July 2003, saying that the guardians of the blamed "ought to be marched through the city and beheaded".

 Konoike apologized for the comments but one week later he commented on a different case, in which four child sex slaves escaped from the house of a dead captor, saying "we don't know if the girls are victims or assailants", and added, "if you're arguing the girls were bought as slaves, you assume they have no responsibility".

Konoike was taken from his post as vice president bureau secretary on May 13, 2009, and was admitted to a psychological healing center after the week by week magazine Shukan Shincho uncovered that he had utilized his administration shinkansen free go to venture out to Atami to go through a few days with a fancy woman.

Konoike was likewise removed from the Hyogo part of the gathering however was accordingly readmitted to the gathering on 30 August 2010.

He was chosen to the House of Councilors for his fourth sequential term in the July 2013 decision and unsuccessfully challenged the ticket to supplant Hirofumi Nakasone as the LDP's pioneer in the house.

Konoike lost the poll to Kensei Mizote 82-31.

Konoike passed away at 78 years old.

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