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PROFILE: Regional promotion minister Kitamura active on security issues

  • September 11, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 4:41 p.m.
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TOKYO – Seigo Kitamura, appointed as regional revitalization minister, is known for his active work on security issues including his stint as a senior vice defense minister.

 

Raised in the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture in southwestern Japan, the seven-term House of Representatives member from the prefecture has also made efforts to promote local economies including remote islands.

 

The 72-year-old is a leading member of a special lower house committee on North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

A Waseda University graduate, Kitamura became a Christian when he got married and has a statue of the Virgin Mary in his room at the Diet.

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