Former Liberal Democratic Party politician Kichiro Tazawa died Wednesday night of esophagus cancer at a hospital in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, his family said Thursday. He was 83.

Tazawa had served in the Cabinet as the head of the farm ministry, Defense Agency and National Land Agency.

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