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  Japan dismisses nuclear officials   Three men in charge of nuclear power safety and policy have been sacked amid the ongoing crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant   Minister Matsumoto quits over rebuilding  Minister for Reconstruction Ryu Matsumoto has announced his resignation after just a week in the job Japan foreign minister quits  Seiji Maehara announced his resignation, apologizing for a political scandal that he became embroiled in Japan minister quits over gaffe  Justice minister Minoru Yanagida says he is resigning after causing outrage for joking about how easy his job was PM 'to step down'
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Japan 'to sack gaffe ministers'  Japan's cabinet has resigned ahead of a reshuffle that is expected to see two high-profile ministers removed   Trade minister Hachiro quits over gaffe   Japan's new trade minister has quit after calling the area around the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant a 'town of death'   Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over spending scandal Map of Tokyo  The governor of Tokyo has said he is standing down amid a spending scandal, Japanese media report Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Map of Tokyo

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  Tokyo: Justice Minister Midori Matsushima has resigned, hours after the resignation of Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi

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  Naoto Kan has resigned, clearing the way for Japan's sixth leader in five years. Kan was criticised for his handling of deadly earthquake


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  Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's ruling party struggles to revive its chances in an election expected in July

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Feb.16 Finance minister to resign
  Shoichi Nakagawa come under fire after appearing intoxicated at a weekend news conference at the G-7 meeting in Rome

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Sep.1   Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns
  Yasuo Fukuda popularity plummeted after the government introduced a much-criticized medical plan for the elderly

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Sep.24   PM and his Cabinet resign  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for new ruling party leader Yasuo Fukuda to be named as his successor Sep.11   PM Abe resigns
  Prime Minister's year-old government has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat
 Abe had faced growing calls to go since his Liberal Democrats lost the upper house, insisting he wanted to push through reforms. On national TV he says he was leaving because Japan needed a 'new leader to fight against terrorism'
Jul.31 Scandal-hit farm minister resigns
  Prime Minister Abe has accepted the resignation of Norihiko Akagi, days after the ruling coalition suffered an election drubbing

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Apr.5 Mori confirms plans to resign
  Japan's unpopular Prime Minister told his cabinet that he intends to resign Mar.10 Prime minister to step down
  Yoshiro Mori has told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party he will step down in about a month

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1. 2016-06-14 Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over spending scandal Tokyo
2014-10-19 Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Tokyo
D. 2012-01-12 Japan 'to sack gaffe ministers' Japan
4. 2011-09-10 Trade minister Hachiro quits over gaffe Fukushima, Japan
F. 2011-08-25 Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits Japan
G. 2011-08-03 Japan dismisses nuclear officials Fukushima, Japan
H. 2011-07-04 Minister Matsumoto quits over rebuilding Japan
8. 2011-03-06 Japan foreign minister quits Japan
9. 2010-11-21 Japan minister quits over gaffe Japan

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