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05 July 2011 :: 14:07:43 pm 55852

Japan minister quits over gaffe in fresh blow to PM

TOKYO, July 5, 2011 (AFP) - Japan's embattled Premier Naoto Kan took another blow Tuesday as his disaster reconstruction minister quit, having caused a furore with scathing remarks to leaders of tsunami-hit regions.
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Ryu Matsumoto, 60, left the post he assumed only a week earlier after he caused an outcry by giving a rough dressing-down before television cameras to a regional leader because he showed up to a meeting a few minutes late.

Matsumoto also sought to bully attending journalists into keeping the incident quiet, but instead saw his terse comments aired on TV and turn into a YouTube sensation with a hailstorm of calls for him to resign.

Reporter : AFP   Photo : AFP   Category : World News

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