Japan economy minister to quit over graft allegations

Japan’s economy minister, Akira Amari, said Thursday he intends to resign due to allegations he accepted bribes from a construction company. Amari made the announcement in a televised news conference where he explained results of an independent inquiry into the allegations. The scandal surfaced after the magazine Weekly Bunshun reported that Amari and his aides accepted at least 12 million yen ($103,000) in cash and hospitality from the unnamed construction company.

via ynetnews.com

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