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  • Updated: December 27, 2022

Japan PM Kishida Sacks Fourth Minister

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has sacked his fourth minister in two months.
The minister, Kenya Akiba, has faced allegations of mishandling political and election funds.

“I have made a heavy decision and submitted my resignation,” Akiba told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with Kishida.

He repeated that he has never violated laws regarding the issues for which he was criticised and that he was resigning because he did not want to trouble the party.

Also on Tuesday, Kishida accepted the resignation of Mio Sugita, the parliamentary vice-minister for internal affairs, who made derogatory remarks against sexual and ethnic minorities in the past.

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