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Former Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, whose political career went downhill after he appeared to be drunk at a news conference in Rome in February, was found dead Sunday morning at his home in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, police said.

Nakagawa, 56, wearing a polo shirt and shorts, was lying face down on a bed on the second floor without any apparent external wounds, the police said. His wife found the body and called for an ambulance at around 8:30 a.m.

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