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Inada corrects her remarks on Moritomo scandal

  • March 14, 2017
  • , NHK
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NHK reported this afternoon that Defense Minister Inada corrected a remark she made at an Upper House Budget Committee meeting on Monday in which she said that she had never given Moritomo Gakuen legal advice or represented it in a trial. When an opposition member pressed her at the Lower House plenary session this afternoon by saying that her name was on a court record of an oral argument for a trial involving Moritomo Gakuen, she reportedly said : “I received the question suddenly at the committee meeting and my answer was based solely on my memory. I have confirmed that I appeared at the court instead of my husband on Dec. 9, 2004. I would like to correct this and apologize.”  Inada reportedly rejected the idea of stepping down from her post by saying: “I would like to fulfill my duties wholeheartedly.”

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