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Presence of National Security Secretariat grows rapidly

  • January 8, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Monday’s Yomiuri reported on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the National Security Secretariat on Jan. 7, noting that its presence in the Abe administration’s foreign policy decision making has grown considerably. Prime Minister Abe has strong confidence in Secretary General Yachi, who has built strong bonds with key diplomatic officials abroad, including the top deputies to the Chinese, South Korean, and Russian presidents. The daily added that some GOJ officials argue that the administration needs to identify and train a successor as soon as possible since Yachi is 74 years old. 

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