Japan PM dismisses aide over homophobic comments

JAPANESE Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dismissed one of his secretaries today over homophobic comments that the leader called “outrageous”.

Kishida said the remarks by Masayoshi Arai – in which he said he “doesn’t even want to look at” married same-sex couples – were “outrageous” and “incompatible” with an inclusive society the government is aiming for.