Japan Cabinet minister resigns over Unification Church ties


              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto, center, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Japan’s Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday he appointed Goto to replace as the economy minister. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              FILE - Japan's Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa speaks during a press conference at the National Press Club on on Jan. 12, 2022, in Tokyo. Yamagiwa on Monday, Oct. 24, said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Fumio Kishdia over his ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticisms that he lacked explanations in a widening controversy that has involved dozens of other party lawmakers and rocked Kishida’s government. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
            
              Japan's Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa, center, arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Yamagiwa on Monday said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Fumio Kishdia over his ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticisms that he lacked explanations in a widening controversy that has involved dozens of other party lawmakers and rocked Kishida’s government.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Economy Minister Daishiro Yamagiwa is surrounded by reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Yamagiwa on Monday said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Fumio Kishdia over his ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticisms that he lacked explanations in a widening controversy that has involved dozens of other party lawmakers and rocked Kishida’s government.(Kyodo News via AP)
Japan Cabinet minister resigns over Unification Church ties