Japan foreign minister quits over illegal donation (AP)
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara says he is stepping down for having accepted a political donation from a foreigner, which is illegal in Japan.
The resignation is another blow to the embattled administration of Prime Minister Naoto Kan, whose public approval rating has fallen below 20 percent.
Maehara was foreign minister just six months.
The Japanese political funding law prohibits lawmakers from accepting donation from foreigners.