Kensuke Miyazaki
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Japan 'paternity leave' MP quits amid affair scandal

A young Japanese MP who made headlines last year for his insistence on taking paternity leave, has quit parliament after confessing to an affair with a bikini model while his wife was pregnant.

Kensuke Miyazaki made waves inside the ruling Liberal Democratic Party when he announced he would be the first Japanese MP ever to take paternity leave.

But this week, a Japanese magazine revealed the scandal.

From Tokyo, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 12 Feb 2016
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