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Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Apr 27, 2017

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Thousands of Twitter users are posting positive comments about Tohoku using the hashtag #Tohokudeyokatta (“It was good that it was in Tohoku”), playing on the job-ending gaffe of reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura. Imamura resigned Wednesday a day after saying “it was good that” the ...

LDP exec blames media for minister's resignation over gaffe

/ Apr 27, 2017

LDP exec blames media for minister's resignation over gaffe

Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, criticized the media on Wednesday, apparently in reference to reports of the recent resignation of postdisaster reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura over a gaffe. “Media organizations record everything, and after one slip of the tongue they ...