Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

October 20, 2014 10:26 AM

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TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.

One of two Cabinet ministers who resigned Monday over election-law issues, Justice Minister Midori Matsushima was accused of distributing fans to constituents.

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