Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday approved the appointment of Masayoshi Hamada as senior vice minister of the Reconstruction Agency.
Hamada, 60, is a third-term upper house member belonging to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) junior Komeito coalition party ally.
His appointment comes following his predecessor, Hiroaki Nagasawa, who also belonged to Komeito
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, relinquishing his post and party position for allowing a female to stay in a housing complex for lawmakers, in violation of the party's rules.
The scandal comes as Komeito and other parties are gearing up to go to the polls in a snap general election to be held next month.
Revelations of Nagasawa's indiscretion came to light following a weekly magazine's inquiry on the indiscretion, which led to Nagasawa being quizzed by a senior party
Masahiro Imamura, meanwhile
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, quit as reconstruction minister in April after remarking that it was better that the 2011 earthquake hit northeastern Japan rather than the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.
Abe's Cabinet on Wednesday also approved the appointment of Jiro Akama as senior vice minister of the Cabinet Office following a high-profile defection.
Akama, 49, is a third-year LDP lawmaker and represents a single-seat district in Kanagawa Prefecture, west of Tokyo.
The new appointment follows Mineyuki Fukuda leaving the post to join Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's new Party of Hope.
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