Nagano resigns over war crimes row
Sunday 08 May 1994
He had provoked fierce protests by denying that Japan waged an aggressive war in Asia in the 1930s and 1940s or massacred Chinese civilians in 'the Rape of Nanking'.
Hiroshi Nakai, a former deputy secretary-general of the Democratic Socialist Party, with no experience in government, was named as Mr Nagano's replacement. Reuter
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