Masuzoe Makes Final Appearance At Office As Tokyo Governor


Masuzoe makes final appearance at office as Tokyo governorTokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe, who is resigning over a political funds scandal, made a final appearance in his post Monday at the metropolitan government office building and left without a send-off ceremony.

Wrapping up some paperwork ahead of his formal resignation Tuesday, Masuzoe left the office and got in an official car without any words for reporters.

Masuzoe decided to step down amid mounting pressures from both ruling and opposition parties over questions involving his use of political funds, as well as costly overseas business trips and frequent visits by official car to his vacation home in a hot spring resort outside Tokyo.