• Kyodo


A senior member of the ruling coalition offered to quit the Diet Monday after angering the public by visiting a Tokyo hostess bar despite government calls to avoid unnecessary outings under a state of emergency to rein in the spread of the coronavirus.

Kiyohiko Toyama, former acting secretary-general of Komeito, the junior coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party, has admitted to visiting a hostess bar in Tokyo’s Ginza district late at night on Jan. 22.

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