Noda to forfeit 1 year’s salary over leak

Jiji PressTOKYO (Jiji Press) — Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda said Tuesday she will give up a year’s salary to take responsibility for telling a third party about a media request for information disclosure.

“I apologize for causing troubles by damaging the credibility of the administration due to a lack of knowledge even though I’m the minister responsible for matters related to the information disclosure law,” Noda said.

Noda will return ¥1,617,088 in total, or ¥110,000 per month plus bonuses, which she received on top of her salary as a lawmaker from August last year, when she took up the ministerial post.

“It is a self-punishment as a politician,” Noda told a press conference.Speech

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