Kunihiro Matsuo, head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor’s Office, will replace Akio Harada as prosecutor general on June 25, the government said Tuesday.
Matsuo, 61, became a prosecutor in 1968 after graduating from the University of Tokyo. He assumed his current post in September 2003. Keiichi Tadaki, 60, vice minister of justice, will fill the prosecution’s No. 2 post, vacated by Matsuo.
Toshiaki Hiwatari, 58, chief of the Justice Ministry’s Criminal Affairs Bureau, will succeed Tadaki as vice minister of justice.