by Jiji Press
The Japanese Defense Ministry decided Friday to keep a senior official at the center of a scandal in office for the time being in order to continue investigating his controversial acts.
Speaking to reporters, Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka admitted that Ro Manabe will stay as head of the Okinawa Defense Bureau for a while.
"We will continue to probe the case," Tanaka said.
Tanaka previously signaled his intention to oust Manabe before the official start on Sunday of campaigns for a mayoral election in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=47037.0