• Kyodo


Aomori Gov. Morio Kimura is increasingly under pressure to step down over allegations that he had an extramarital affair with a local woman who had sought the governor’s counsel on tax matters.

On Wednesday, 39 members of the 51-seat Aomori Prefectural Assembly submitted a nonbinding motion urging Kimura to resign, saying the governor has “failed to give a convincing explanation” over the allegation and “bears a grave responsibility for causing turmoil in the prefecture’s administration.”

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