Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

October 21, 2014 9:40 AM

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Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energized opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm.

Three other cabinet members - Defense Minister Akinori Eto, Agriculture Minister Koya Nishikawa and Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki - have already publicly faced questions over alleged influence peddling, improper donations or problems in reporting on political funds. All three have denied wrongdo...

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