Thursday, April 17, 2014   

Japan's parliament secretary resigns over scandal
(02-04 16:26)

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that Takeshi Tokuda, parliament secretary for land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, has quitted from the post over a scandal, local media reported.
Tokuda, a lower house member of Liberal Democratic Party, becomes the first resigned parliament secretary in the cabinet formed last December by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Suga said that the resignation letter of 41-year-old Tokuda was accepted by Abe and his successor will be selected in a week, according to Kyodo News Agency, Xinhua news agency reports.
Tokuda, who also served as parliament secretary for reconstruction from 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, quitted as he was involved in a sex scandal, said the report.
   
Other World breaking news:
Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square (04-16 18:53)
Former Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (04-16 18:52)
UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (04-16 18:06)
Four skiers die in Norway avalanche (04-16 17:51)
(Flight MH370 )Sub makes second dive in search operation (04-16 17:10)
Up to 295 still missing in SKorea ferry capsize: officials (04-16 15:50)
NATO chief eyes more military cooperation with EU (04-15 19:18)
Pistorius resumes testimony at murder trial (04-15 19:17)
Tokyo governor to visit Beijing (04-15 19:04)
Poll shows Indian opposition alliance to win majority (04-15 13:03)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.