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Upper House member Hayashi to resign as early as Aug. 16 to run in Lower House election

  • August 5, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

By Hayashi Hiroki


Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hayashi Yoshimasa (60) will submit his resignation as a member of the House of Councillors (Yamaguchi constituency) as early as Aug. 16, the Mainichi Shimbun learned from a source. Hayashi is a member of the Kishida faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. He has already announced his candidacy for the Yamaguchi District No. 3 seat in the upcoming House of Representatives election. A by-election for the Upper House seat vacated by his resignation is expected to be held on Oct. 24 in accordance with the Public Offices Election Act.

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