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Japanese lawmaker holed up in Dubai hints at return to Japan

HIGASHITANI Yoshikazu. (Courtesy FNN)
HIGASHITANI Yoshikazu. (Courtesy FNN)
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04 Mar 2023 09:03:48 GMT9
04 Mar 2023 09:03:48 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: The NHK Party member of the House of Councilors HIGASHITANI Yoshikazu – popularly known as GaaSyy – who is under investigation in Japan and is currently in Dubai, has hinted at a return to Japan via Turkiye, local Japanese media reported.

GaaSyy, a YouTuber who specializes in gossip, was interviewed by FNN in Dubai and stated: “I will go to Turkiye from March 5. I think I will fly from Turkiye to Japan … if I go back.”

A plenary session in Japan’s parliament will start on March 8 and Higashitani said, “I will return so that I can attend the plenary session.”

However, he said he was worried about returning due to an investigation by the Metropolitan Police, who have said they are looking at possible fraud by the lawmaker.

Higashitani said he was thinking of stopping in Turkiye: “I’m thinking of bringing relief supplies and cooking over there. If I can’t do it in one or two days, then I’m planning to stay for a few days.”

The plenary session is expecting to receive an apology and explanation from Higashitani. If he fails to do that, he could be expelled from the House.

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