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Ex PM Koizumi's son on the way up

Ex PM Junichiro Koizumi's son, Shinjiro, has been promoted at the Reconstruction Agency, reports Ayako Mie of the Japan Times. This, despite his criticism of his own party's policies in in reconstructing Tohoku and failing to clean up the nuclear mess.

Shinjiro Koizumi’s appointment Monday as parliamentary secretary in charge of Tohoku’s recovery has generated much attention amid mounting criticism of the government for failing to speed up reconstruction efforts or end the radioactive water spill into the sea at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The 32-year-old son of popular former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will oversee its Iwate and Miyagi divisions.

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Last modified on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Published in: Dispatches

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