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In this Thursday, June 13, 2013 photo, Reconstruction Vice Minister Koichi Tani, left, and the ministry director-general Masakatsu Okamoto stand at a press conference as they apologize on the ministry's senior official in charge of helping victims of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis Yasuhiro Mizuno, not shown,  at the ministry in Tokyo. These are perilous times for Japanese politicians who are increasingly using social media to voice their opinions and rally support  - sometimes with awkward or potentially costly repercussions. In the latest flap over opinions shared or reported over social media, Mizuno was dismissed last week after he used a vulgarity to deride civil activists.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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