Finance ministry official denies sexual harassment

University of Minnesota regent Darrin M. Rosha. Courtesy of the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota regent Darrin M. Rosha. Courtesy of the University of Minnesota

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an upper house parliamentary session in Tokyo Thomson Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided that a top finance ministry bureaucrat accused of sexually harassing several female reporters must be fired, the daily Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.

Fukuda's denial follows the weekly Shukan Shincho magazine reporting in its Thursday edition that he made remarks to female reporters while drinking that were overtly sexual in nature.

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Asked by reporters on Monday to comment on the allegations, Fukuda said: "I will issue a comment today so please look at that".

Along with Fukuda saying he will sue the magazine's publisher for defamation, the ministry said a lawyer will also probe the case to independently confirm the details of the alleged harassment scandal.

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The ministry also called for cooperation from the female reporters who engaged in the conversations mentioned in the magazine article.

Finance Minister Taro Aso told a parliamentary panel last week that Fukuda had spoken to him about the matter.

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