Former Japanese justice minister Katsuyuki Kawai speaks to reporters after submitting his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s justice minister quits, in second resignation to hit Shinzo Abe’s cabinet in a week

  • Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai’s abrupt resignation came six days after former trade and industry minister Isshu Sugawara resigned
  • While the resignations may embarrass Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, they are unlikely to cause lasting damage, analysts say
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Former Japanese justice minister Katsuyuki Kawai speaks to reporters after submitting his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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