Popular Japan Cabinet Minister Renho apologized Friday for posing inside parliament for high-fashion photographs that opposition conservatives criticized as extravagant and a possible breach of rules.
The November issue of Vogue Nippon shows Government Revitalization Minister Renho wearing designer dresses in photos taken inside the Diet building. The Diet Building is the place where both the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors of Japan meet.
The Vogue Nippon November issue went on sale roughly a week ago but only became an issue Thursday, when a weekly magazine took it up.
"I frankly apologies if my action was inappropriate or caused concern, as that was not my intention," she said.