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Japanese Official Denies Getting Drunk to Survive International Boredom

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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

Here’s one way to get through a meeting: Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa denies getting tanked at a recent G7 get-together. Nakagawa was caught slurring and nodding off during a press conference, for which he apologized and blamed cold medicine. We’ll have to remember that one.

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Update: Mr. Nakagawa has announced that he will resign, citing a bad back.


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By Drax, February 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm Link to this comment
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So the Japanese Finance Minister finally took action to help weaken the Yen for the Japanese export market. I didn’t think it would be his resignation, but I’m not complaining. Since this news hit yesterday the Yen/Dollar relationship has improved from 91 to 93, the highest in weeks! Cheers Nakagawa!

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