Another chair shift in Japan

Another chair shift in Japan

Tokyo The Government Crisis Japan stops. Japanese Minister for Reconstruction Kenya Akiba submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday. Akiba told reporters that he had to resign so as not to jeopardize the parliamentary debate.

Opposition parties had accused Akiba of violating electoral laws and having ties to the controversial Unification Church. Akiba denied the allegations. Former Reconstruction Minister Hiromichi Watanabe is set to replace Akiba, Kyodo News Agency reported.

In the past few months had already been related to financing scandals and links to the religious group three ministers resigned. The group, which was founded in South Korea in 1954 by messianic Sun Myung Moon, is viewed by critics as a cult.

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