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Japanese trade minister resigns over gaffe

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Japanese trade minister resigns over gaffe

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The Japanese Prime Minister’s new government has suffered a blow after just eight days in office.

As Yoshihiko Noda visited tsunami and quake-hit zones, news broke that his trade minister, Yoshio Hachiro, had resigned.

This after Hachiro reportedly joked with a journalist about radiation from the devastated Fukushima plant.