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Fujiwara appointed MEXT vice minister

  • October 17, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

On Oct. 16, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced that Deputy Vice Minister Makoto Fujiwara (61) will be promoted to the position of administrative vice minister. Fujiwara will succeed former Administrative Vice Minister Kazuo Todani (61), who resigned in September over a bribery scandal involving other senior officials of the ministry. Michiyasu Takahashi (57), former director-general of the Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, also resigned over the same scandal. The ministry appointed Yoshihisa Nagayama (57), director of the Open University of Japan, to the position. Deputy Minister Shinjiro Komatsu (62) retired, and Cabinet Secretariat Councillor Satoshi Ashidate will take over his position. The appointments are effective as of Oct. 16.

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