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Two of the five female ministers in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet resigned on Monday over money scandals. Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima quit within two months of becoming part of Abe's cabinet. Obuchi stepped down owning responsibility...

Report of misuse of political funds is forcing the newly appointed Japanese Economy, Trade and Industries minister Yuko Obuchi to resign. She has been projected as a possible candidate for the first woman premier. If she resigns, it would be a real blow to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was trying...