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Yachi’s departure may signal Abe administration’s shift to emphasis on economy

  • September 13, 2019
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi ran an analytical report on the recent change in the lineup of advisors to Prime Minister Abe. Shotaro Yachi will step down on Sept. 13 from his post as the head of the National Security Secretariat (NSS) and Shigeru Kitamura, the chief of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, will replace him. The paper wrote that there is speculation that MOFA’s influence within the cabinet may decline as a result of the departure of Yachi, a veteran MOFA official, and that the Abe administration may put more emphasis on “economic diplomacy.”

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