If only the high Finance Minister had followed the public information posters on the Tokyo underground, he wouldn't have to quit his job. Oh wait, he promised to quit his cabinet post after the budget passes, that would be sometime shortly before his party, the LDP, loses the next election and he loses his job anyway. Oh come on, don't be so heartless, Our Man, he's clearly a man with problems (requiring an awful lot of cough syrup) why kick him when he's down? Our Man likes a drop of cough syrup as much as the next guy, but then the next guy isn't jet-setting off to Rome, getting tanked up in first class, making an arse of himself, telling some cock and bull story to save his skin, then when he is found out, promising to resign when he gets round to it ALL AT THE TAXPAYERS' EXPENSE while decent folk who manage to turn up for work sober everyday are losing their jobs. Damn right, he deserves a kicking. The British have a quaint old expression that sums up his actions: He's taking the piss.
Besides, he could always get a second career flogging whisky. Here's a brand he might like.
Oh, real public information poster lifted from here.