• Kyodo


Former Kanagawa Gov. Shigefumi Matsuzawa said Thursday he will join entertainment agency Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co., possibly an attempt to raise his profile before returning to politics.

Matsuzawa, 53, who abandoned plans to run in Tokyo’s gubernatorial election in April on the back of two four-year terms as Kanagawa governor, will take charge of community revitalization projects involving comedians, said the agency’s parent, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co.

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