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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 ...

Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

/ Apr 25, 2017

Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

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Masahiro Imamura, minister in charge of reconstruction of the disaster-hit Tohoku region, resigned Wednesday in the wake of controversial comments about the disaster. Imamura submitted a letter of resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday morning. Masayoshi Yoshino, a former senior vice environment minister ...