New Delhi: In Japan Prime Minister (JapanPM) Fumio Kishida’s elder son Shotaro has to resign from his post of Executive Policy Secretary. Shotaro had a party with friends at the Prime Minister’s official residence, pictures of which went viral. Shotaro is getting a lot of criticism across the country. Father Kishida, who is the prime minister, whose reputation has been damaged by his son’s actions, has dismissed his son Shotaro from the post.
In the pictures that have surfaced from the party, Kishida’s sons are seen posing on the red carpet on the steps of the PM’s residence along with their friends and relatives. In some pictures, she and her friends are seen sleeping on the red carpet.
In one of the pictures, Shotaro is seen standing on the space reserved for the PM. It seems he is imitating his father. In the pictures, some people are trying to make it appear as if they are standing on the podium of the PM’s residence and answering questions at the press conference.
Prime Minister Kishida said on Monday night, as the political affairs secretary to the Prime Minister, he had a responsibility to the people and his act was inappropriate. That is why I have decided to take back this responsibility from them. He said his son would be replaced by another secretary, Takayoshi Yamamoto, on Thursday.
Son scolded for partying: Kishida
He said he had reprimanded his son for the party but could not calm the anger of opposition MPs and the public and his son had to resign. Chief Cabinet Secretary, Hirokazu Matsuno, called the party inappropriate by Kishida’s son at the PM’s official residence and said strict measures would be taken to prevent such acts in the future. The nearly 100-year-old Prime Minister’s Residence was earlier the Prime Minister’s Office. When the new Prime Minister’s Office was built in 2005, it was made the official residence of the PM.