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 ...

U.N. chief intends to visit Hiroshima during Tokyo Olympics

National Jan 6, 2020

U.N. chief intends to visit Hiroshima during Tokyo Olympics

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said he intends to visit Hiroshima in August a few days before attending the closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, instead of the opening ceremony, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The plan reflects Guterres' desire to highlight ...