Japan Industry Minister resigns over election law violation

Japan’s industry minister Isshu Sugawara has resigned over reports of a possible election law violation. According to Media reports, Sugawara gave his Tokyo constituents expensive melons, oranges, roe and royal jelly. Japan’s election law bans politicians from sending donations to voters in their home constituency.

Prime Minister Shinzo, took the responsibility for Sugawara’s appointment in the cabinet and apologised to the people. He is set to appoint former regional revitalization minister Hiroshi Kajiyama to the post.


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