|Above, the statue of Date Masamune at the site of Sendai Castle. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A travel promotional video for Miyagi Prefecture has some female councillors up in arms.
According to the South China Morning Post:
Seven female members of the Miyagi prefectural assembly on Friday asked the governor of the northeastern Japan prefecture to remove a tourism promotion video it is using on the internet, claiming it portrays women as sex objects.
The video, featuring a well-known model and actress in a kimono, showcases attractions and tourist spots in the prefecture but also contains some sexually suggestive scenes, including one in which the camera zooms in on her parting lips.
I saw the video (it is posted below) and I didn't see anything offensive about it. It spotlights Sendai (the statue of Date Masamune is featured) and Matsushima.
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Here's the video (you be the judge):