Japan foreign minister quits over illegal donation (AP) – 233th Edition

Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara bows before a group of press following his announcement that he will resign from the post at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Maehara said he is stepping down over accepting a political donation from a foreigner, which is illegal in Japan. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)AP – Japan’s foreign minister suddenly quit for having accepted a political donation from a foreigner — a violation of Japanese law — dealing another blow to the embattled administration of Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

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