Japan's trade minister, female appointee to Cabinet, resigns over campaign finance allegations

October 20, 2014 4:22 AM

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Japan's trade minister, female appointee to Cabinet, resigns over campaign finance allegations

Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi arrives at a press conference at her ministry in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Obuchi resigned Monday amid growing controversy over allegations that she misused campaign funds. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) (The Associated Press)

Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi announces her resignation during a press conference at her ministry in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Obuchi resigned Monday amid growing controversy over allegations that she misused campaign funds. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) (The Associated Press)

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