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Japan's minister for reconstruction resigns over comments

Japan's Minister for Reconstruction Ryu Matsumoto has announced his resignation after just a week in the job.

He had been widely criticised for making insensitive remarks to governors of areas badly affected by March's deadly earthquake and tsunami.

The BBC's Roland Buerk explains the chain of events from Rikuzentakata, Japan.

  • 05 Jul 2011
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