TOKYO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — Japanese lawmaker Hiroyuki Hosoda stated Friday that he’ll resign from the publish of speaker of the House of Representatives, the decrease chamber of the parliament, because of well being points.
Hosoda advised a press convention that he had undergone therapy for an enlarged prostate and for having suffered from a stroke, which made it troublesome for him to proceed his present duties because the speaker.
However, Hosoda, 79, expressed his intention to run within the subsequent normal election. “I would like to remain involved in national politics as a lawmaker,” he stated.
Amid criticism that he has not sufficiently defined his ties with the Unification Church, Hosoda, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, emphasised that he doesn’t have any questionable connections with the controversial non secular group.
Referring to sexual harassment allegations towards him, Hosoda stated he believes that they’re “just rumors,” as nobody has but come ahead claiming they have been the sufferer.