Keishu Tanaka

Briefs, October 24, 2012

Minister Keishu Tanaka, who has resigned claiming illness. Photo: Reuters

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Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 2:39am

Japan's justice minister resigns over links to organised crime

Keishu Tanaka. Photo: EPA

Japan’s justice minister quit on Tuesday due to ill health, and amid calls for his resignation over past ties to an organised crime syndicate, dealing another blow to unpopular Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

23 Oct 2012 - 11:15am

Japanese minister expected to resign over yakuza claims

Japanese Justice Minister Keishu Tanaka. Photo: AFP

Japan’s justice minister, who was appointed just 18 days ago, was hospitalised on Friday amid reports that he was set to resign after he admitted having had links with organised crime.

20 Oct 2012 - 2:14pm

Japanese minister Keishu Tanaka refuses to quit over yakuza claims

The justice minister, 74, was appointed this month. Photo: EPA

Japan's justice minister, appointed just 18 days ago, has admitted himself to hospital and appears set to resign after admitting that he played a ceremonial role in a yakuza wedding decades ago.

Both Kyodo News and public broadcaster NHK reported yesterday that Keishu Tanaka was going to quit.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:56am

Japan minister to resign over mob links: reports

Japan's new Justice Minister Keishu Tanaka speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on October 1. Photo: AP

Japan’s justice minister, who was appointed just 18 days ago, is set to resign, media said on Friday, after he admitted having had links with organised crime.

Keishu Tanaka was brought into the cabinet less than three weeks ago as part of a reshuffle aimed at shoring up Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s shaky administration.

19 Oct 2012 - 12:30pm