Yoshitaka Sakurada Resigns After Making Controversial Comment

Yoshitaka Sakurada, the Japanese Minister who made a controversial comment about 2011 earthquake victims has resigned from his post. He had said that supporting Hinako Takahashi LDP lawmaker is important than helping to rebuild the 2011 disaster affected areas. This remark by the Olympic Minister brought lot of criticism to PM Shinzo Abe who will be facing the parliamentary election this year.

Sakurada said that he is sorry for his comments about the 2011 disaster which would have been painful for the victims. So he decided to resign than just asking for apology, he added. Earlier Ichiro Tsukada, transport minister also resigned after making comment about the road project developed in favor of PM in his home town.