Japan farm minister resigns amid questions over political funds

February 23, 2015 10:37 AM

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Japan farm minister resigns amid questions over political funds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's farm minister resigned on Monday amid questions over his political fundraising, stepping down at a time the government is tackling issues such as agriculture reform and talks on a broad Pacific trade agreement.

In a bid to limit any damage, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accepted Koya Nishikawa's resignation and quickly picked Yoshimasa Hayashi, Nishikawa's predecessor, to replace him.

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