Japan media: Justice minister to quit after gaffe

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 22, 2010 03:14

TOKYO — Japan's justice minister will resign Monday to take responsibility for recent comments that made light of his duty to respond to questioning in parliament, local media reported.

Minoru Yanagida said last week that as justice minister he only needed to remember two comments when facing questions from lawmakers: "I do not comment on specific cases," and "We are dealing with the matter appropriately based on law and evidence."

The remarks set off a firestorm of criticism from lawmakers, who demanded he step down from his post. He initially refused.


Related Content

Breaking news
April 24, 2018
Toronto van suspect a withdrawn figure, with special needs

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 16 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 25
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 15 - 27
    Jerusalem
    16 - 27
    Haifa
  • 19 - 32
    Elat
    18 - 32
    Tiberias