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Top finance official to be dismissed over harassment scandal

  • April 16, 2018
  • , Sankei
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Today’s Sankei reported that Prime Minister Abe has informally decided to relieve Vice Finance Minister Fukuda of his duties so as to hold him responsible for allegedly harassing female reporters by using offensive language. Although Finance Minister Aso had earlier ruled out the possibility of dismissing the vice minister, Abe has reportedly concluded that the allegation is serious enough to warrant his dismissal at a time when the powerful ministry and his administration have been rocked by a spate of scandals.

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