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Former national police official assumes top diplomatic post at Kantei

  • September 14, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported on Saturday that the GOJ appointed Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office Director Kitamura, a former senior official at the National Police Agency, as secretary general of the National Security Secretariat (NSS) on Friday. The paper said it is unusual for the top diplomatic portfolio at the Kantei to be occupied by someone with a police background. The daily explained that a large majority of the NSS staff are on loan either from the Foreign Ministry or the Defense Ministry.

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