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Saga Governor to Take Voluntary Pay Cut

Saga Prefecture Gov. Yasushi Furukawa announced he will cut his own salary to take responsibility for the prefectural employees who took Saga brand beef to the United Arab Emirates without passing through a quarantine inspection. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries is considering the prosecution of the prefectural employees involved, and the producers of Saga beef are worried that the incident will harm their brand image. The governor believes he must take responsibility because he promoted the plan for beef exports.

Published: Mar 26, 2009 / Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009

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