Ex-health minister Goto appointed as Japan's new economy chief



Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida appointed former Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto on Tuesday as Economic Revitalization Minister, replacing Daishiro Yamagiwa, who resigned over his ties with the controversial Unification Church.

Goto, 66, a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker, will be charged with compiling a new economic package to combat surging prices and to lead debates on supplementary budget funding.

(Xinhua News Agency)