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Tokyo residents voiced criticism Thursday of Gov. Naoki Inose, who announced his resignation earlier in the day for taking ¥50 million from scandal-tainted hospital chain Tokushukai.

“The way he responded to questions in metropolitan assembly hearings was embarrassing,” said a 63-year-old self-employed man who lives near Inose’s private office in Minato Ward. “It’s better for him to concentrate on working as a writer.”

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