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Deputy CCS Sugita hospitalized for medical checkup

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Sugita Kazuhiro (80), a top Kasumigaseki bureaucrat, was hospitalized for a medical checkup on Aug. 9.


According to a source familiar with the situation, Sugita has been suffering from ill health with a recurrent fever since last week. His PCR test for COVID-19 came back negative.


Late last month, Sugita marked his 3,134th day (8 years and 7 months) in his current position, surpassing all his predecessors.


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