Japan PM Abe loses one minister, another may follow: media

October 20, 2014 12:34 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set lose one, and possibly two, cabinet ministers on Monday in the biggest set back since he took office in 2012, with media reports the trade and industry minister had resigned and Abe was considering replacing his justice minister.

Trade and industry Minister Yuko Obuchi, 40, the daughter of a prime minister and tipped as a future contender to become Japan's first female premier, tendered her resignation over allegations her support groups misused political funds, reported NHK public TV.

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