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Japan’s MHLW Names Two Vice Ministers

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

As part of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda cabinet shuffle, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare named two new ministerial aids, Toru Toida and Zenjiro Kaneko. Toida takes charge of long term care, pension, welfare and parental care support, and Kaneko will be in charge of employment. At a press briefing, Toida set priority on solving outstanding issues and Kaneko focused on smoothly implementing long-term care for the elderly and ease a shortage in physicians. Toida is also the son of former MHLW Minister Saburo Toida. (Click here fore more - Japanese language)



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