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MHLW Head Proposes Splitting Up Ministry Into Three

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japan's Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Yoichi Masuzoe proposed May 26 to split up the ministry into three parts: pension, healthcare and welfare/labor. The proposal was put forth at a cabinet meeting held to discuss the issue. Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro suggested splitting the MHLW into two parts: social security and citizen living. However, Masuzoe also cautioned against speedy action. Another cabinet meeting will be held May 28 to discuss the issue. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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