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Sugita becomes second longest-serving deputy chief cabinet secretary

  • April 17, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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On April 16, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita, 78, the top bureaucrat in the Japanese government, became the single second longest-serving deputy chief cabinet secretary in history, surpassing the previous record set by Nobuo Ishihara, who served 2,668 days. Teijiro Furukawa held the post for a record eight years and seven months. Sugita hails from the National Police Agency. He was appointed as deputy chief cabinet secretary in the second cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which was launched in 2012, and has been supporting the long-term government primarily in the area of crisis management.

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