• Kyodo


Lawmaker Anri Kawai, who has been indicted on a charge of vote-buying during her House of Councilors election campaign last year, was released on bail Tuesday following four months in detention.

Kawai, who was arrested in June with her husband Katsuyuki, a former justice minister who is a member of the House of Representatives, left the Tokyo Detention House after the Tokyo High Court rejected prosecutors' appeal against a lower court decision made earlier in the day to grant her bail. She paid ¥12 million in bail.

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