Japan justice minister likely to resign over wife's alleged election irregularities - NHK

 Japan justice minister likely to resign over wifes alleged election irregularities - NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai is likely to resign following a media report of election irregularities by his wife, who is a ruling party lawmaker, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had appointed Kawai as justice minister in a cabinet reshuffle last month.

(Reporting by Stanley White, Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Updated Date: Oct 31, 2019 05:12:46 IST