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Japan PM picks economics minister for finance post

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso today picked economics minister Kaoru Yosano to replace Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who resigned after appearing to be drunk at a Group of Seven meeting.

world Updated: Feb 17, 2009 16:12 IST
AFP

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday picked economics minister Kaoru Yosano to replace Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who resigned after appearing to be drunk at a Group of Seven meeting.

Aso said he had accepted Nakagawa's immediate resignation and had asked Yosano to take on the additional role.

"I would like to ask Minister Yosano to take the posts," Aso said.

First Published: Feb 17, 2009 16:10 IST