Kishida receives Yamagiwa resignation

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters Monday night.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said late Monday that he has received a resignation from Daishiro Yamagiwa, the economic revitalization minister, apparently over his relationship with the Unification Church.

Kishida told reporters that a replacement will be announced on Tuesday. He added that he feels responsible for appointing Yamagiwa.