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Suga names Mitsuhiro Teraoka chief aide to bolster policy execution

New political affairs secretary brings Finance Ministry background to PM's office

The prime minister's office in Tokyo: The Japanese leader is supported by seven executive secretaries. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- In a move equivalent to replacing the White House chief of staff three months into office, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has appointed Finance Ministry veteran Mitsuhiro Teraoka as his new secretary for political affairs.

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