Japan MOF’s Top Bureaucrat to Resign, Nikkei Reports

The Japanese Finance Ministry’s top bureaucrat has submitted his resignation and may be replaced within weeks, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Finance Minister Jun Azumi is expected to accept the resignation of vice-minister Eijiro Katsu now that Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has won parliamentary approval to raise the nation’s sales tax, Nikkei said, without giving any source of the information.

(Corrects title of Katsu in second paragraph. This story was first published on Aug. 11)
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