Former Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano, known as one of the top policy mavens among lawmakers, has died, an employee of his office said Wednesday. He was 78.

The office declined to comment on any details, including the cause and exact date of his death, citing the Yosano’s will. Details will be announced later after a private funeral, the employee said.

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