• Kyodo


An inquest panel comprised of citizens said Friday that 35 people should be indicted over vote-buying by former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai for his wife, Anri Kawai, in the 2019 Upper House election.

Following the panel’s conclusion, Tokyo prosecutors will re-investigate the case after they decided in July not to indict 100 individuals, mostly local politicians, suspected of receiving cash from Katsuyuki Kawai, who led the Justice Ministry under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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