New Japanese farm minister resigns over money scandal

By
September 3, 2007 04:49

Japan's agriculture minister resigned Monday only a week after his appointment because of a scandal involving misuse of farm subsidies, the third Cabinet minister to step down in four months. Agriculture Minister Takehiko Endo submitted a resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe early Monday and Abe accepted it. "I apologize. The series of scandals has added to the people's distrust," Endo told reporters in announcing his resignation.


Related Content

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
June 23, 2018
White House press secretary asked to leave restaurant

By REUTERS