Japan: Kishida sacks third minister in a month

Source: Seattle Times

“The internal affairs minister in Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government was forced into resigning over funding irregularities on Sunday, in a blow to the scandal-prone Cabinet that has already lost two ministers in one month. Internal Affairs Minister Minoru Terada has been under fire over several accounting and funding irregularities. In one, he acknowledged that one of his support groups submitted accounting records carrying a dead person’s signature. … Terada showed up at the Prime Minister’s Office and told reporters that he had submitted his resignation to Kishida, though he did not say when he was asked to do so.” (11/20/22)