Japanese agriculture minister announced
Norihiko Akagi, 48, will be Japans's new agriculture minister, prime minister
Shinzo Abe announced on Friday.
Akagi, formerly a deputy defense agency chief and agriculture ministry
bureaucrat, will replace Toshikatsu Matsuoka, who hanged himself in the
beginning of this week.
A graduate of the University of Tokyo's Law
Faculty, Akagi belongs to the governing Liberal Democratic Party's faction led
by former foreign minister Masahiko Komura. Akagi is a grandson of Munenori
Akagi, who has served as agriculture and forestry minister six times since
His predecessor Matsuoka had been
accused of receiving illicit political donations from contractors with a
government-affiliated organisation. Matsuoka killed himself only hours before he
was to face further questioning.
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