• Compiled From Kyodo, Staff Report


Newly appointed Japan Post Holdings Co. President Jiro Saito said Wednesday the group will place more importance on services of a public nature, in line with the policy of the Democratic Party of Japan-led government.

The comment underlined a clear shift from the profit-driven policies implemented by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who started the postal privatization process, to emphasize the public nature of the postal and financial giant’s business.

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