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Japan: Disgraced Former Minister Blames It on His Blood Type

Forced to quit after barely a week as Japan’s reconstruction minister for remarks deemed offensive to victims of the March earthquake and tsunami, Ryu Matsumoto had an unusual explanation for his behavior – his blood type.

 

"My blood’s type B, which means I can be irritable and impetuous, and my intentions don’t always come across," he said Tuesday after his resignation.

 

"My wife called me earlier to point that out. I think I need to reflect about that."

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