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Abe minister resigns following gaffe on Japan's 2011 earthquake

He had remarked that it was "good" the quake struck the Tohoku region rather than Tokyo

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Mr Yoshino (right), a lower house lawmaker from Fukushima prefecture, will be the new reconstruction minister after Mr Imamura (left) resigned over his controversial remarks.

Tokyo

JAPAN'S Reconstruction Minister, Masahiro Imamura, resigned, a day after apologising for remarks he made about the country's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Mr Imamura, who oversaw post-disaster reconstruction efforts in northern Japan, submitted his resignation to

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