October 20, 2014 / 2:17 AM / 3 years ago

Japan PM accepted METI min Obuchi's resignation - govt spokesman

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accepted the resignation of trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was speaking at a regular press conference after Obuchi announced she was stepping down following allegations that her support groups had misused political funds.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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