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Female MOFA official tapped to handle media at Kantei

  • March 4, 2021
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All national papers reported that the GOJ decided yesterday to appoint MOFA Deputy Press Secretary Hikariko Ono as the successor to Cabinet Public Relations Secretary Makiko Yamada, who resigned amid reports that she was treated to a dinner worth more than 70,000 yen ($655) by broadcasting firm Tohokushinsha Film Corp., the company that employs Prime Minister Suga’s eldest son. Ono is a public affairs specialist who has served as a deputy public relations secretary at the Kantei and spokesperson of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee. Suga was reportedly anxious to tap the seasoned public relations expert to highlight the administration’s commitment to women’s empowerment.

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