10 Sep '11, 8am

Japan PM pressured to sack minister over gaffes: TOKYO: Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Saturday fa...

TOKYO: Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Saturday faced increasing pressure to sack his industry minister over his gaffes about radiation contamination in crisis-hit Fukushima. Yoshio Hachiro, the economy, trade and industry minister appointed only about a week ago, has provoked anger when he called the area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant a "shi no machi" or a "town of death". He quickly apologised for the remark and retracted it. Witnesses have also said that after his visit to the plant, Hachiro made as if he was rubbing his jacket against a journalist, while making a remark to the effect that "I will infect you with radiation." Hachiro's remark and apparent joking about radiation were widely seen as insensitive and immediately prompted opposition parties to criticise the new minister and demand Noda dismiss him. "When you were thinking abou...

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