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Masahiro Imamura: Japanese minister quits over Fukushima comments

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Japan’s reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Masahiro Imamura said “it was rather good” that the north-east of the country was hit, as an earthquake near Tokyo would have caused huge financial damage.

He made the comment at a party for lawmakers on Tuesday.

Public broadcaster NHK aired a video of the remark sparking outrage.

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