Japan PM Abe Apologises to Nation Over Resignation of Cabinet Minister

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday apologised to the nation over the resignation of Defence Minister Tomomi Inada, saying he bore full responsibility for appointing her to the post.

Speaking to reporters, Abe said Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida would take additional charge of the defence portfolio.

Earlier, embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a plunge in public support for Abe.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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One Response to “Japan PM Abe Apologises to Nation Over Resignation of Cabinet Minister”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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