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Japan’s state minister of finance quits over tax delinquency

TOKYO, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — A senior Japanese authorities official resigned Monday after {a magazine} reported his firm had did not pay taxes.

The Japanese authorities accredited the resignation of State Minister of Finance Kenji Kanda in control of authorities bonds and financial coverage after he tendered the resignation letter to Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki earlier within the day, which dealt one other setback to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration.

Kanda, a House of Representatives lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, admitted in a Diet session final week that his firm’s land and buildings had been seized by authorities on 4 events between 2013 and 2022 as a result of nonpayment of fastened asset taxes, in line with the Shukan Bunshun journal.

Kanda is the third official to depart a ministerial put up since Kishida’s cupboard was revamped in September. The state minister of justice and the parliamentary vice minister of schooling and tradition stepped down final month.

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