Japan justice minister likely to resign over wife's alleged election irregularities: NHK

Japan’s Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai is likely to resign following a media report of election irregularities by his wife, who is a ruling party lawmaker, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had appointed Kawai as justice minister in a cabinet reshuffle last month.

Reporting by Stanley White, Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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