Japan Industry Minister Resigns After Gaffes

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Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s effort to win public support for restarting nuclear reactors faces a setback after his minister in charge of the industry was forced to resign just nine days into the job. Yoshio Hachiro stepped down as head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Sept. 10, under fire for using "towns of death" to describe the evacuation zone around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant and joking about radiation. Mike Firn reports from Tokyo on Bloomberg Television's "First Look." (Source: Bloomberg)

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