Keishu Tanaka resigns as Justice Minister due to ill health
Keishu Tanaka (74) the Minister for Justice has resigned today due to health reasons. The minister who was only appointed to the Cabinet on 1st October was admitted to hospital last Friday.
The resignation follows days of speculation about his resignation following allegations that nearly thirty years ago he had ties with an organised crime syndicate.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is struggling with poor opinion polls and calls for an early general election and this news will do little to settle the governing Democratic Party of Japan.