Former Foreign Minister Yohei Kono, who is suffering from hepatitis C, may undergo a transplant operation Tuesday in which he will receive part of his son’s liver, hospital sources said Monday.

Tests carried out Monday on Taro Kono’s liver and cardiopulmonary functions show that the 39-year-old Lower House member can safely donate part of his liver to his 65-year-old father, the sources said.

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