Japan PM announces new internal affairs minister

21 November 2022
2022-11-21 16:19

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Monday chose Takeaki Matsumoto as the next internal affairs minister.

The previous incumbent, Minoru Terada, was forced to resign over funding irregularities on Sunday.

It was a blow to the scandal-prone Cabinet that has already lost two ministers in a month.Matsumoto is a former foreign minister from a faction of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party.Matsumoto is expected to take on responsibilities such as local finances, tax systems, information and communication as the new minister.

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