Senior Japanese tax official quits over scandal

The head of Japan’s tax panel has quit over a scandal involving a mistress.

Masaki Homma resigned after revelations that he lived in a
government-subsidised apartment with his mistress, reported the FT.

It was seen as inappropriate that a senior official should be seen
squandering taxpayers’ money when citizens could be in a position in the future
when they have to pay higher taxes, with an increase in consumption tax
likely.  

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