House of Representatives member Hiranao Honda, who belongs to the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, apologizing for his comment that it is "absurd if a 50-year-old and a 14-year-old consented to have sex and the 50-year-old gets arrested," during his party's working team meeting on revisions to sex crime laws.© Mainichi Shimbun
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I thought careful consideration was necessary when discussing criminal punishments, including taking unique cases into consideration as exceptions. However, my comment was inappropriate even for an exceptional case.
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