A high court judge already convicted of paying for sex with schoolgirls admitted to all charges against him during the first session of his impeachment trial at the Diet on Thursday.

“I admit everything. I think it is natural that I be dismissed,” Yasuhiro Muraki, 43, a Tokyo High Court judge, told the session, presided over by Nobuyuki Hanashi, a senior House of Representatives member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

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