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Japan PM Kishida is fighting a party corruption scandal. Here's a look at what it's about

Jan. 30, 2024 02:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday was forced to start this year's parliamentary session with an apology over one of the country's biggest corruption scandals in decades. Prosecutors recently indicted 10 people, including three lawmakers and a number of...

Japanese prosecutors make their first arrest in the fundraising scandal sweeping the ruling party

Jan. 07, 2024 06:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors made their first arrest Sunday in connection with a major political slush fund scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's already unpopular government. Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office said in a statement it apprehended former...

Japan's Kishida replaces 4 ministers linked to slush funds scandal to contain damage to party

Dec. 14, 2023 08:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida replaced four of his Cabinet ministers Thursday in an effort to contain the damage from a widening slush fund scandal that has shaken his governing party and his grip on power within it. The shakeup is Kidhida's third of his...

Kishida says he regrets a ruling party funds scandal and will work on partial changes to his Cabinet

Dec. 13, 2023 09:37 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday announced plans to replace some of his Cabinet ministers to address public criticism and distrust over his governing party’s widening slush funds scandal that has shaken his grip on power. The scandal mostly...

Kishida promises he'll take appropriate steps ahead of a Cabinet shuffle to tackle a party scandal

Dec. 11, 2023 03:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he planned to take “appropriate steps” over his governing party’s widening slush funds scandal as speculation is rife that he may purge implicated Cabinet members in a major shuffle this week. The scandal mostly...

Japan's leader grilled in parliament over widening fundraising scandal, link to Unification Church

Dec. 08, 2023 06:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and several key Cabinet ministers were grilled by opposition lawmakers in parliament on Friday over a widening fundraising scandal and an alleged connection to the Unification Church which threaten to further drag down the government's sagging...