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