Japanese mum thrown out of city council meeting

A Japanese politician has been thrown out of a council meeting because she brought her seven-month-old baby with her. 

Yuka Ogata, a member of the Kumamoto city assembly, brought her little son into the chamber on Wednesday - but was asked to take him out because of a rule limiting attendance to assembly members, city official Naoya Oshima said.

Ogata tried to stay but the speaker of the assembly eventually persuaded her to take the infant out. She then handed him over to a babysitter and returned. 

She has now used the ejection to highlight the many hurdles faced by working women in Japan.   

Yuka Ogata, a member of the Kumamoto city assembly, brought her little son into the chamber on Wednesday - but was asked to take him out because of a rule limiting attendance to assembly members, city official Naoya Oshima said

Yuka Ogata, a member of the Kumamoto city assembly, brought her little son into the chamber on Wednesday - but was asked to take him out because of a rule limiting attendance to assembly members, city official Naoya Oshima said

Ogata tried to stay but the speaker of the assembly eventually persuaded her to take the infant out. She then handed him over to a babysitter and returned

Ogata tried to stay but the speaker of the assembly eventually persuaded her to take the infant out. She then handed him over to a babysitter and returned

'I wanted to highlight the difficulties facing women who are trying to juggle their careers and raise children,' the 42-year-old Ogata was quoted by the Asahi Shimbun daily as saying.

Ogata was not

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