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A politician in Japan broke down in tears when explaining himself while facing accusations of misusing funds. (Source: TV ASASHI/JAPAN) A politician in Japan broke down in tears when explaining himself while facing accusations of misusing funds. (Source: TV ASASHI/JAPAN)
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 HYOGO, JAPAN (TV ASASHI/CNN) - If you've ever thought about going into politics, you might want to take a look at what it did to a man in Japan.

A provincial politician was accused of misusing public funds, and the video of him bursting into tears while apologizing - sort of - has gone viral on YouTube and Twitter.

During a three-hour news conference, he tried to explain what he did and that when he got into politics he only had the best intentions.

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