Japan’s newly appointed environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi is making arrangements to visit New York in late September to attend a U.N. gathering on climate change, sources familiar with the plan said Thursday.
The envisaged visit would be Koizumi’s first overseas trip since he assumed the post in a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. At 38, he became the youngest man in postwar Japan to get a Cabinet post.
During his stay in New York, Koizumi is expected to join other participants in the U.N. gathering to discuss global warming and other issues, the sources said. The event will be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly.
Koizumi, a son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, grabbed attention among the newly installed ministers as he is touted as a future Japanese leader.