Japan education minister denies illegal funds report

February 26, 2015 3:23 AM

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Japan education minister denies illegal funds report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's education minister denied on Thursday a report by a weekly magazine that he illegally received political funds, just days after the farm minister resigned over similar allegations.

Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura, a close ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, told a parliamentary panel that the article by the Shukan Bunshun magazine was incorrect.

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