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Yasuhiko Nishimura, a former top police bureaucrat, was promoted to head of the Imperial Household Agency on Tuesday after serving in the No. 2 post.

Nishimura, 64, has replaced Shinichiro Yamamoto, 69, as grand steward following a series of ceremonies and rites relating to Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the chrysanthemum throne that finished in early December.

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