• Kyodo News

  • SHARE

Former administrative reform minister Yoshimi Watanabe said Monday he will submit a letter Tuesday to leave the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Watanabe said he made the decision because his demand that “amakudari” postretirement jobs for senior bureaucrats be curbed was ignored by Prime Minister Taro Aso, the LDP president.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW