Japan’s election law forbids politicians to donate to voters in their constituency.
In Japan, Minister of Commerce Sugawara Isshu resigned over alleged violations of the election law.
According to the Kyodo agency, Sugawara left his post following media reports that he had violated the country’s election law by sending money to his supporters in the Tokyo constituency, as well as expensive melons and crabs.
Sugawara told the press that he had decided to resign because he did not want to interfere with the functioning of the government and said, “I apologize for leaving the office at a time when there is much to be done.”
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo accepted the resignation of Sugawara and announced that the new Minister of Commerce will be Kajiyama Hiroshi.
Abe said that he is responsible for the appointment of Sugawara and apologized to the public.
Japan’s election law forbids politicians to donate to voters in their constituency. (NEWS CENTER)