HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Sugita's Tenure as Deputy Chief Cabinet Sec. to Break Record

Sugita's Tenure as Deputy Chief Cabinet Sec. to Break Record

   Tokyo, July 22 (Jiji Press)--Kazuhiro Sugita will become Japan's longest-serving deputy chief cabinet secretary for administrative affairs on Sunday, with 3,134 days in office, overtaking Teijiro Furukawa.
   Sugita, 80, maintains a tight grip on the bureaucratic apparatus, on the back of the deep trust he has enjoyed from Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his immediate predecessor, Shinzo Abe, as well as an extensive information network.
   He has earned the moniker of guardian of the prime minister's office due to his role in crisis management, but he has also received critical reviews that bureaucrats have cowered under his watch.
   Due to his advanced age, there is increasingly keen interest in how long he will stay in the position.
   Sugita joined the National Police Agency 1966 and worked for many years in the security field, including public security affairs.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
LDP May Set Up Leadership Election Management Committee Next Week
ECONOMY
40-Plus-Year-Old Mihama No. 3 Reactor Restarts Commercial Operations
SPORTS
Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka Loses in 3rd Round of Women's Singles Tennis
OTHER
UNESCO Panel Decides to Register Jomon Ruins in Japan on World Heritage List

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos