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Yamasaki to replace Furusawa as Japan's top financial diplomat

July 1, 2014

The head of the Finance Ministry'sInternational Bureau, Tatsuo Yamasaki, is tapped to become vice finance minister for international affairs, succeeding Mitsuhiro Furusawa, government sources said Tuesday.

The appointment is expected to take effect as early as Friday.

Yamasaki, 56, has been director general of the International Bureau since August 2012. He will be responsible for arranging currency interventions and preparing for international meetings.

Nobumitsu Hayashi, 57, director general of the Financial Bureau, is also becoming chief of the National Tax Agency, effective around Friday, in place of Mitsutaka Inagaki, according to the sources.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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