Yoshitaka Sakurada suggested a politician in area affected by 2011 triple disaster was more important than reconstruction

Japan’s Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that prompted some to question his credentials.

Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to the prime minister, Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the disaster-hit areas, and just retracting them would not be enough.

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