Legal experts filed a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 21 over a dinner reception held for his supporters before a cherry blossom viewing party in 2018. The complaint, signed by 662 lawyers and scholars, was submitted to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and accuses Abe and two leaders of his support group of violating the Public Offices Election Law and the Political Fund Control Law.
A top Japanese prosecutor has tendered his resignation after reports that he visited the home of a journalist in Tokyo to gamble on mahjong amid the coronavirus lockdown. Hiromu Kurokawa, 63, head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office, gambled with a group of reporters for several hours on May 1 and 13, according to the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun.
Former Jesuit superior general Adolfo Nicolás has died in Tokyo (America Jesuit Review)
Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20. He was 84 years old. “With sorrow, but at the same time full of gratitude, I wish to inform you that today...the Lord called to Himself Father Adolfo Nicolás, our former Superior General,” Arturo Sosa, S.J., the current superior general, said in a message to the Society. Father Nicolás served the mission of the Society of Jesus in a variety of ministries. He was an academic who taught theology in Japan and was also the director of the East Asian Pastoral Institute at the Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines.