The chairman of Chosei Village, Chiba Prefecture, who was fined for hitting an worker in an official automotive and was suggested to resign from the meeting, attended the meeting on the twentieth and indicated that he wouldn’t resign. He defined, “The prosecutor informed me to cease consuming, however he did not inform me to stop being a lawmaker.”
Eiji Higashima, chairman of the Chosei Village Assembly, was fined 200,000 for hitting a feminine worker who was driving whereas attending a non-public welcome and farewell celebration and returning house in an official automotive in April this 12 months. I obtained a abstract order for the yen, and final month I obtained a advice to resign as a member of parliament.
After the incident, the chairman was absent from the plenary session because of poor bodily situation, however on the twentieth, he attended a particular committee of the parliament and apologized, “I deeply apologize for the inconvenience.”
He mentioned that he was drunk on the time and mentioned, “The prosecutor told me to stop drinking, but he didn’t tell me to quit being a member of the Diet. Why don’t you continue as a member of the Diet,’ and I thought that there was someone who could help me, ”he said, revealing his intention not to resign as a member of the Diet.
In addition, after the incident, it was revealed that he handed a 10,000 yen gift certificate to the employee who hit him, saying, “I gave it with the intention of getting him drive and taking good care of me. I did not give it as a result of I used to be violent.” I explained.
The village assembly also resolved to recommend the resignation of Vice-Chairman Seiichi Kijima*, who was in the official car, but the Vice-Chairman has indicated his intention not to resign.
* “Sunny” has “moon” as “yen”