Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari brows before answering questions at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Later, Amari said he intends to resign due to allegations he accepted bribes from a construction company in a nationally televised news conference. Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi, AP

Top TPP Negotiator Resigns Over Corruption, Bribery Claims

As Japan’s lead negotiator for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, Mr Amari was expected to travel to New Zealand next week to sign the agreement.