Japan industry minister adds role as ‘Green Transformation’ minister – spokesperson

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TOKYO — Japan’s industry minister Koichi Hagiuda has taken on the additional role as “Green Transformation” minister, leading the country’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the government’s spokesperson said on Wednesday.

“Minister Hagiuda is expected to manage administrative processes to realize the transformation of Japan’s economy, society and industrial structure based on clean energy…while the stable supply and security of energy resources remains a major principle,” Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara told a regular news conference. (Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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