The “Red-Benz affair” of Megumi Hirose, a member of the House of Councillors, was “saved” by the “marriage of Shohei Otani,” who was “unfazed by Prime Minister Kishida’s fury. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The “Red-Benz affair” of Megumi Hirose, a member of the House of Councillors, was “saved” by the “marriage of Shohei Otani,” who was “unfazed by Prime Minister Kishida’s fury.

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Shohei Otani’s (left) shocking marriage to Shohei Otani shocked the world. For Prime Minister Kishida, it was a lost opportunity to improve his image. ……

Shohei Otani of the U.S. Major League Baseball’s Dodgers has reported his marriage to a common woman – and he suddenly reported it on Instagram on February 29.

The report was made suddenly on Instagram on February 29. The Japanese archipelago was in an uproar because of this “sudden marriage,” which literally went unnoticed by the mass media.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was the first prime minister to receive the big news of Otani’s marriage.

On the same day, he became the first sitting prime minister to appear before the House of Representatives Political Ethics Committee. The measure was taken in response to the LDP faction’s political fund party slush fund issue, and Prime Minister Kishida said, “I am not bound by precedent.

Prime Minister Kishida expressed his determination not to be bound by precedent.

Kishida expressed his determination not to be bound by precedent. According to a political insider

Prime Minister Kishida moved after seeing the Abe faction lawmakers, who are at the center of the scandal, were not willing to make a decision on whether to disclose or not disclose the party. He personally pushed for the attendance of the ethics committee, even though he had not been asked to do so, and he was able to sway them.

The prime minister’s own decision may have been based on the calculation that “even a slight increase in the approval rating would lead to an increase in …….” For Kishida, it was a “win-win” situation. For Kishida, it was a “game-changing move.

The “Kishida” was a “winning move” for Prime Minister Kishida, according to the report.

But that too disappeared with the news of Otani’s surprise marriage. Within the Liberal Democratic Party, there were some who said, “I knew he didn’t have it in him.

I knew I didn’t have it ……

The LDP’s “I don’t have it after all, . Prime Minister Kishida, however, gave only a perfunctory answer at the hearing and failed to explain the details of the scheme to return the slush fund.

The political insider mentioned above said, “I don’t have it.

In a way, I think I was lucky that all the talk about Otani drowned it out,” he said sarcastically.

He said sarcastically, “In a way, I was lucky that Otani’s story drowned out the news.

Another person who may have “saved her life” is Megumi Hirose, a member of the House of Councilors of the Liberal Democratic Party, whose “love-hotel affair” was reported in the weekly Shincho.

According to Shincho, Hirose checked into a Kabukicho hotel with a Canadian saxophone player in a red Mercedes Benz she was driving last October. A photo of them walking hand in hand was also published. In response to the magazine’s direct questioning, Hirose said

He said, “It can’t be helped (that we went into the hotel together), it was already photographed.

He was already photographed. Later, on X (formerly Twitter), he wrote

I sincerely apologize for undermining the trust of those who support me in Iwate, for causing trouble, and for betraying the trust of my family and causing them pain.

He also apologized for betraying the trust of his family and causing them pain,

I will continue to cherish my family and make further efforts to regain the trust of all of you who support me.

Mr. Hirose did not mention whether he would be stepping down from his position.

Last July, Hirose accompanied Rui Matsukawa, a.k.a. “Eiffel sister,” and other members of the LDP Women’s Bureau on a study tour of France. While Matsukawa was under fire for a photo of herself with the Eiffel Tower in the background, Hirose also uploaded photos of food and sweets on SNS, and was later removed from her post.

The internet has been abuzz with reports of the affair, and the TBS drama currently airing has become a source of controversy,

Chome Sis.

and “Chome-sister,” in reference to the TBS drama currently airing on the network,

There has also been a string of criticism that the term “Chome-sister” is “far too inappropriate.

The report of the affair has been criticized one after another as “inappropriate.

The motto of Senator Hirose is, of course, “It’s going to be OK. He seems to be thinking that way even in this affair report. And now that Otani is getting married, she must be getting more and more confident.

Prime Minister Kishida is said to have been angered by Hirose’s scandal, which came to light at the same time he was attending the aforementioned political ethics hearing.

But Senator Hirose has not endured the scandal at all. This is exactly what I mean by ‘thick-skinned'” (reporter for a national newspaper).

The term of office for a member of the upper house is six years.

The term of office of a member of the upper house of the Diet is six years. With the “Otani marriage” as a “helping hand,” is he going to wait for the storm to pass?

  • PHOTO Kyodo (Otani), Takeshi Kinugawa (Kishida)

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