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Sep122011

Japanese Politician Resigns over Fukushima Gaffe  

Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- A Japanese politician may have just set a record for shortest term in office. Yoshio Hachiro resigned just eight days after being named the country's new trade minister in the wake of offensive comments he made regarding the country's nuclear disaster.

After visiting the crippled Fukushima reactors, Hachiro joked that radiation on his clothes might be contagious. He also called abandoned communities around the plant a town of death.

Japan is no stranger to political turnover. The country has gone through six prime ministers in the last five years.

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