Japan PM in ‘crisis’ after minister resigns: media (AFP) – 235th Edition

Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara leaves Prime Minister Naoto Kan's residence following his resignation in Tokyo on March 6, 2011. 48-year-old Maehara announced his daparture at a hastily arranged press conference after he admitted he received around 250,000 yen ($3,000) from an ethnic Korean who is not a Japanese citizen.(AFP/Jiji Press)AFP – Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan, weighed by low support ratings, is now “on the edge of a cliff” after his high-profile foreign minister quit over a funding scandal, newspapers said Monday.

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