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Sato to become vice minister of internal affairs and communications

  • June 4, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • Translation

The government finalized the appointment of Fumitoshi Sato, 59, vice minister for policy coordination, to replace Vice Minister Shun Sakurai, 62, who will retire. Because revitalizing regional economies an issue amidst Japan’s declining population, the government tapped Sato, who is knowledgeable about local administrative and financial affairs. Sato’s appointment will probably be announced before the end of June.


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