Former Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who resigned from his post after appearing intoxicated at a news conference earlier this year, was found dead in his home Sunday, police said.
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A new finance minister was appointed in Japan on Tuesday, immediately after his predecessor resigned following complaints of his erratic behavior.
Japan's finance ministers resigns, the latest in a string of troubles for its prime minister. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
Japan's Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa will step down, he announced Tuesday. He had come under fire after appearing intoxicated at a weekend news conference at the G-7 meeting in Rome.
Resurrection of an expired law would allow the government to recapitalize smaller banks
Lessons from Japan's "Lost Decade" and the Asian Financial Crisis may provide clues for easing the credit crunch
A congressional resolution on women forced into prostitution by theJapanese military highlights Tokyo's evasion
Tens of thousands of Chinese citizens have taken to the streets in several cities to protest against Japan, with some throwing rocks, plastic bottles and tomatoes at the office of the consulate general, officials said.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for Beijing and Tokyo to calm their flare-up, even as plans are afoot for more anti-Japanese protests in China this weekend.
Japan says it will allow companies to test drill in a disputed area of the East China Sea, a move likely to further anger Beijing at a time of strained ties.
China's premier has told Japan to "face up to history," while a top Japanese official has called China "scary" as a war of words simmers following massive protests in the weekend.