Prime Minister Fumio Kishida calls the assistant’s remarks unacceptable

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called the aide’s comments unacceptable.

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TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday he dismissed an aide who was quoted in local media as saying he didn’t like looking at LGBT people and wouldn’t want to live next to them.

The aide, Masayoshi Arai, made the comments Friday, according to the Mainichi newspaper and Kyodo News. He was discussing a debate in Parliament in which Mr. Kishida expressed caution about legalizing same-sex marriage in Japan.

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