Published:  11:02 AM, 28 July 2017

Japan's defense minister resigns amid scandal

Japan's defense minister resigns amid scandal


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said Defense Minister Tomomi Inada had submitted her resignation to account for a scandal involving the coverup of logs that recorded the daily activities of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops serving as U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan.

Inada's resignation comes ahead of a planned Cabinet reshuffle by the prime 
minister next week.


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