Sad News: Shinoda Mariko resigns as Ward Mayor of Fukuoka Kawaii-ward

  February 19, 2013

 

On February 19th, Fukuoka city announced the city retired Shinoda Mariko from the ward mayor role for the city’s virtual administrative district “Kawaii-ku” (Kawaii-ward).

The city has received 4 complaints from it’s citizens over the last 2 months of 2012.

The complaints claim:

“Encouraging Kawaii(cute) women hinders women’s social independence and empowerment.”

“This enhances gender discrimination.”

Earlier this year Mayor Takashima ordered city’s Council for Gender Equality to discuss the measures for the issue.

The city’s public relation office, on 15th, said that they asked Shinoda’s side to step aside from the ward mayor’s job explaining they figured that they shouldn’t let Shinoda get involved in trouble stemmed from the discussion (on gender equality) that has nothing to do with her.

Currently 40,000 people registered as residents of Kawaii-ward, and the city has planned to preserve the ward. Shinoda, who was born in Fukuoka, was named the ward mayor in August last year, and had served the office without any compensation.

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  • http://twitter.com/iNSPIR1T ダリル ロザ

    lol, wow.

  • Hikaru

    :(

  • sin

    I don’t get it.

  • http://twitter.com/MasterWota Yoda

    Huh ? Hmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/derkaiser.faizzuddin Der Kaiser Faizzuddin

    I think the problem was Mariko is a representative of the wards..
    but the residents of the ward wrote the complain letters to her when they got a trouble like instead the real authority of the wards as if she’s really involved with the management of the wards..
    She’s just a representative..

  • Not Again

    This is funny since Japan is Kawaii Central and that Mariko is one of the most independent girls in AKB.