Japan's defence minister expected to resign on Friday, media say

Japan's defence minister expected to resign on Friday, media say

Japan's defence minister expected to resign on Friday, media say

Inada's almost year-long stint was characterised by controversy, but she resigned over criticism of her ministry's handling of log reports filed by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan showing worsening security.

Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada speaks during a press conference on her resignation of minister at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Friday, July 28, 2017.

Inada's move came as the Defense Ministry's internal probe found a series of unlawful acts by officials, but denied allegations the minister had played a role in concealing troops' daily activity logs, once thought to have been discarded.

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Abe spoke to reporters soon after Inada's announcement.

Prime Minister Abe is expected to re-shuffle his cabinet next week in an attempt to rebuild ratings.

Asked whether Abe should be held responsible for appointing Inada, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii, who hails from the LDP's junior coalition party Komeito, only said he "is not in a position to answer (the question)".

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Japan's hawkish defence minister resigned yesterday over a long-brewing scandal involving the handling of military documents, in a major political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan's embattled Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign on Friday over the suspected cover-up of information related to a United Nations peacekeeping mission and a former defence minister is already lined up to take her place, media said.

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