LDP Demands Ryu Shionoya Submit Notice of Leaving Party by April 13; Failure to Do So Means Expulsion

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Ryu Shionoya

The Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday demanded former education minister Ryu Shionoya to submit a notice of leaving the party by April 13, it has been learned. If he fails to do so, the LDP will expel him.

Shionoya expressed at a press conference Friday his intention to request review on the punishment, which is in connection with a political fund scandal.