National / Politics Mar 7, 2020

Hiroshima prosecutors to question Kawais over campaign scandal

Hiroshima prosecutors plan to question Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers Katsuyuki Kawai and Anri Kawai on a voluntary basis as part of their investigation into an alleged campaign violation, informed sources said Friday. Prosecutors have smartphones belonging to House of Representatives member Katsuyuki Kawai, 56, and ...

The Kawai scandal and the race to succeed Shinzo Abe

Reference | FYI Feb 3, 2020

The Kawai scandal and the race to succeed Shinzo Abe

by Eric Johnston

Hiroshima-based Liberal Democratic Party Diet member Anri Kawai admitted in January to receiving ¥150 million from LDP headquarters prior to the July 2019 Upper House election. Kawai, a novice in national politics, is also the wife of disgraced former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, who ...