Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians - Article Photos 1/4

FILE - In this May 27, 2013 photo, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo. Hashimoto earlier said and tweeted that sex slavery by Japan’s Imperial Army before and during World War II was a “necessary” wartime evil. He also used Twitter to post his suggestion that the U.S. military patronize adult entertainment to help reduce sex crimes committed by American troops. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)