April 18, 2018 / 9:43 AM / 3 months ago

Top Japanese bureaucrat resigns after allegation of sexual harassment

TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Japan’s top finance bureaucrat resigned on Wednesday, Finance Minister Taro Aso said, after a weekly magazine reported that he had sexually harassed several female reporters.

Administrative Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda denied the allegations, published in the Shincho magazine.

Aso told reporters that he had accepted Fukuda’s resignation. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto Editing by Robert Birsel)

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