Japan disaster minister resigns over quake gaffe

TOKYO: Japan's gaffe-prone disaster reconstruction minister resigned Wednesday after remarking it was lucky the catastrophic 2011 earthquake-tsunami had hit a largely rural region rather than Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to apologise to ... ( read original story ...)

Masahiro Imamura: Japanese minister quits over Fukushima comments

Japan's reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Masahiro Imamura said "it was rather good" that the north-east of the country was hit, as an earthquake near ... ( read original story ...)