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Japan's Economy Minister Resigns Over Money Scandal

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari resigned Thursday, fending off corruption allegations following a magazine report that he had accepted money in exchange for political favors. At a packed news conference televised live, Amari acknowledged taking money from a construction company executive but said he told his aides to correctly record them as a political donation. Amari — a chief architect of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to revive the world's third-largest economy — denied...

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