• Kyodo


A 59-year-old assembly member of the town of Kosudo, Niigata Prefecture, filed a complaint with police Thursday claiming that he had been assaulted by Mayor Takashi Sato. Police officials said they will question the mayor over the allegations.

The assemblyman, Shigeru Kibushi, and the mayor were involved in a tussle Wednesday morning during a visit to a nursing home for the elderly that is scheduled to open in April, police said.

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