Tokyo head prosecutor caught illegally gambling

Tokyo's head prosecutor has been caught illegally gambling in the country's state of emergency.

Hiromu Kurokawa has resigned after he was accused of illegally gambling during Japan’s Covid-19 state of emergency.

Japan.- Tokyo head prosecutor, Hiromu Kurokaw, has resigned after he was accused of illegally gambling during Japan’s state of emergency.

The head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office was caught playing mahjong for money on May 1 by two reporters from Japanese news outlets.

This was despite a state of emergency being in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the Japanese government’s ruling coalition parties, Komeito, called for the prosecutor’s resignation as a result of the sting.

Noritoshi Ishida, policy head of Komeito, stated: “If [the report] is true, he cannot continue his duties.”

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