Japan PM Kishida to replace industry minister and LDP policy chief-Asahi

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to replace Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura and ruling party policy chief Koichi Hagiuda amid a political funding scandal, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday, citing several government sources.

The top government spokesperson is also to be replaced, it said.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party faces mounting scrutiny after allegations that some lawmakers may have failed to report political funds properly.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Nick Macfie)