Under fire over former Unification Church issue… “Rigid wife” blackmails Education Minister Masahito Moriyama: “Take a firm stand and fight! | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Under fire over former Unification Church issue… “Rigid wife” blackmails Education Minister Masahito Moriyama: “Take a firm stand and fight!

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Masahito Moriyama, is in a difficult situation because of the

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Mr. Moriyama is being harshly scrutinized day after day in the Diet. After graduating from Nada Junior and Senior High School, Mr. Moriyama went on to graduate from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law. He boasts a spectacular career that began at the Ministry of Transport (now the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism) before moving into politics.

If he is beaten like this, the next election is sure to be dangerous. I’m sure the next election will be dangerous if I’m beaten like this. and you should be so angry that you overturn the desk. ……”

Education Minister Masahito Moriyama, 70, is under fire from opposition parties for having concluded a de facto policy pact with the former Unification Church to support his election.

I don’t remember. The day after he answered, “I don’t remember,” he said, “I am beginning to remember,” and the next day he backtracked again, saying, “I don’t remember.” …… His “ambiguous answers,” which change daily, are adding fuel to the fire.

The person who resents such a minister is Michiko Moriyama’s wife. She is the eldest daughter of the late Hajime Tamura, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and grew up closely following her father’s political activities. She is known as the wife of a strongman in the Moriyama office.

–Did you have any contact with the church?

No, I had no contact with them at all. The Church says they helped with the campaign calls, but I was in the (local) office every day during the ’21 election, so if I didn’t know someone, I would recognize them right away. Besides, if I had really asked for help, I would have gone to thank them, but I didn’t.”

–What do you think about your husband’s answer?

I’m sorry, I didn’t watch any of it (the video) because I didn’t feel good. I’m sorry, I haven’t watched any of it (the video of his answer) because I don’t feel good. As for what I read in the newspaper, I just think, ‘He should have taken a more resolute stance in his fight.

Michiko calls herself the “brawler” in the Moriyama office, but even an infusion of fighting spirit from the fierce wife will not help her husband out of a pinch. ……

Unpublished Cuts: “Take a Stand and Fight!
Unpublished cuts from the magazine: “Take a firm stand and fight!
Unpublished Cut from the magazine: “Stalwart Wife” Blackmails Education Minister Masahito Moriyama: “Take a Firm Stand and Fight!

From the March 1-8, 2024 issue of FRIDAY

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