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Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano plans to promote Yasutake Tango, head of the Finance Ministry’s Budget Bureau, to the post of administrative vice minister to replace Kazuyuki Sugimoto, ministry sources said Wednesday.

Tango, 58, served from April 2001 as a secretary of then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi until he became director general of the ministry’s Financial Bureau in October 2006.

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