Japan to Consider Govt Agency Reorganization

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 2 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is expected to consider reorganizing some administrative agencies as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to urge it to discuss the matter, informed sources said Thursday.

The LDP plans to put forward the request in the form of an interim report on administrative reform proposals, before the party's leadership election next month.

Senior members of the LDP's Headquarters for Promoting Administrative Reform Thursday agreed to adopt the interim report within this month.

The LDP apparently wants to divide the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry and slim down the Cabinet Office, the sources said.

At a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga did not rule out the possibility of such reorganization, saying it is important to respond to the needs of the times.

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