International Edition


May 1, 2017

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
Contact Us

Lawmaker Tokuda resigns post as Japan Diet member

Japanese House of Representatives lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda submitted his resignation as a Diet member on Monday.

The resignation was submitted to lower house Speaker Bunmei Ibuki through a secretary.

Tokuda left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party last November after some of his relatives were arrested and indicted for alleged illegal electioneering involving the Tokushukai hospital group, his power base.

He submitted his resignation apparently because his seat in the lower house is now almost certain to be rescinded under guilt-by-association rules if any of his arrested relatives are convicted of violating the Public Offices Election Law.

Write a Comment
CAPTCHA Code Image
Type in image code
Change the code
 Receive our promos
 Respond to this email
Subscribe  |   Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Career  |   Contact Us
Sitemap  |   Top Stories  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |   Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary
Travel  |   Movies  |   TV Listings  |   Classifieds  |   Bookstore  |   Getting Around  |   Weather  |   Guide Post  |   Student Post  |   Terms of Use  |   Sitemap
  chinapost search