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Ex-Japanese minister and wife arrested in campaign finance scandal

Abe suffers major blow as former foreign policy adviser hit with bribery charges

Kawai Katsuyuki, a former justice minister, and his wife, Kawai Anri, an Upper House member on June 17 in Tokyo (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese prosecutors on Thursday arrested former justice minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his upper house lawmaker wife, Anri, over campaign finance issues, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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