Shinji Sato, minister of international trade and industry, has finalized the new lineup of his key staffers, officials said July 3. The change in personnel includes the appointment of Osamu Watanabe, director general of the ministry’s Industrial Policy Bureau, as new vice minister.

The reshuffle will take effect with the Cabinet’s approval on July 11, according to the ministry. The ministry said Katsuhiro Nakagawa, director general of the Machinery and Information Industries Bureau, will be named vice minister for international affairs.

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