Editorials Apr 27, 2017

Reconstruction minister axed

The resignation of the minister in charge of reconstruction from the March 2011 disasters over inappropriate remarks appears to be yet another sign of the loosening discipline among members of the Abe Cabinet.

Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

National / Politics Apr 25, 2017

Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

by Reiji Yoshida

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 and native ...