A 54-year-old man from Sapporo was arrested August 5 on suspicion of making repeated harassment calls to a Lower House lawmaker, police said.
Kenji Kitagawa allegedly made 62 calls between May 7 and June 20 to Shinshinto lawmaker Yuriko Koike, 45, at her official residence in Minato Ward, Tokyo. During the calls, he reportedly said: “Break off your connection with a television station,” “I will banish you from the political world at the risk of my life” and “I will kill you,” according to police.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.