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Do you play games on your mobile phone, as millions of Japanese do? Here’s one for you.
A software company has launched a mobile phone game that pokes fun at former Japanese finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who resigned earlier this month after nearly dozing off at a news conference in Rome.
He denied he was drunk, saying he was on cold medicine, but was forced to quit when videotape of his performance at a news conference after the Group of Seven finance ministers meeting triggered an uproar in Japan.
The game, created by Liveware Inc and called “Exhausted Minister Dozing at a News Conference”, challenges the player to keep the minister awake when a reporter asks a question during a spoof press conference.