The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Japanese Ministers Quit Over Allegations

    Perhaps Prime Minister Shinzo Abe isn’t much of a ladies’ man. He campaigned with promises of restructuring the economy and making Japan’s politics more functional and diverse. But allegations of wrongdoing have forced out two of five female ministers in his cabinet. Justice Minister Midori Matsushima — accused of violating election laws — stepped down just hours after the resignation of Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi, who allegedly misused election funds. Abe remains popular, but this political shuffling threatens his image as a reformer.


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