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Abenomics, womenomics take a hit as 2 female ministers quit

Yuko Obuchi (trade & industry) and Midori Matsushima (justice) resign over alleged election-linked offences

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Ms Obuchi (above) resigned over alleged misuse of political funds, while Ms Matsushima quit over alleged violation of election laws by distributing paper fans to constituents.
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Ms Obuchi resigned over alleged misuse of political funds, while Ms Matsushima (above) quit over alleged violation of election laws by distributing paper fans to constituents.

Tokyo

DEALING a severe blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "womenomics" policies and also inflicting indirect damage on his "Abenomics" strategies, two of the five women ministers Mr Abe brought into his Cabinet less than two months ago both resigned on Monday over alleged