Mr. Kurokawa resigned today, extending his retirement, the opposition party pursuit prime minister’s bill treatment reconsideration May 22 7:32
In response to the decision by The Tokyo High Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Kurokawa, who submitted his resignation letter in a state of emergency declaration, the opposition party plans to pursue the responsibility of the government that extended Mr. Kurokawa’s retirement age.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that he will reconsider his treatment, saying that a bill to raise the retirement age of national civil servants, including prosecutors, cannot be moved forward without the public’s understanding.
Hiroyuki Kurokawa, director of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor’s Office, submitted his resignation on Tuesday over the issue of gambling marjan while a state of emergency was declared, and his resignation will be formally approved at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Representative Edano of the Constitutional Democratic Party said, “Without explaining the conventional interpretation that the retirement age cannot be extended, the responsibility for the decision to replace the president of Kurokawa is called into office is called into question.”
The opposition party will pursue the responsibilities of Prime Minister Abe and Justice Minister Mori, saying that the responsibility of the government, which decided to extend Kurokawa’s retirement age in January, is extremely heavy.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Abe said that there were no flaws in the procedure of extending the retirement age, but he said, “In the end, it will be decided by the Cabinet, so as a prime minister, of course, as prime minister, there is a responsibility. I would like to take the criticism seriously.”
Regarding a bill to gradually raise the retirement age of national civil servants, including prosecutors, he said, “We cannot move forward without the public’s understanding. The social situation is very severe, and there are opinions in the LDP that the situation is different from when the bill was created.”
The government and the ruling party will make every effort to respond to the new coronavirus and strive to restore trust by building a track record, such as establishing a second supplementary budget proposal that incorporates additional economic measures.