National / Politics Oct 20, 2015

Panel clears Obuchi over career-damaging scandal

by Mizuho Aoki

A panel investigating former trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi's alleged misuse of political funds ruled Monday she had no legal responsibility for the scandal that led to her resignation last year. Nevertheless, the incident has left a stain. Analysts say the 41-year-old political blue-blood ...

Editorials Oct 21, 2014

More money scandals

The unusual resignation of two recently appointed female Cabinet ministers in one day reflects the Abe administration's effort to contain political damage caused by the separate spending scandals involving the women.