Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo
Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo

Ex-Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for alleged vote-buying

  • Katsuyuki and Anri Kawai allegedly spent US$15,900 to get Anri elected in the 2019 upper house election, in which she won a seat
  • The arrests come as a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling voter support

Topic |   Japan
Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo
Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (L) and his lawmaker wife Anri. File photo: Kyodo
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