• Kyodo


Satsuki Katayama, the only female minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet, has sued publisher Bungei Shunju Ltd., claiming its report in a weekly magazine that she accepted money in a graft scandal defamed her reputation.

The regional revitalization minister is seeking ¥11 million ($98,000) in damages in the lawsuit filed Monday with the Tokyo District Court. The suit alleges the Shukan Bunshun article contained factual errors, her lawyer said.

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