October 20, 2014 / 3:16 AM / 3 years ago

Japan Justice Minister Matsushima intends to resign - NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Justice Minister Midori Matsushima intends to resign, NHK national television said on Monday, the second minister to resign on the same day and dealing a blow to the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The opposition Democratic Party on Friday filed a criminal complaint against Matsushima, accusing her of violating the election law by distributing paper fans to voters.

Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi resigned earlier on Monday.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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