Japan finance minister Azumi tapped for ruling party Post: NHK

Reuters News

9/23/2012 11:05:58 PM - Reuters News

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is set to appoint Finance Minister Jun Azumi as the ruling Democratic Party's acting secretary-general, public broadcaster NHK said on Monday.

The report did not mention if Azumi would retain the finance portfolio.

Noda was re-elected as the head of the Democratic Party of Japan last week.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Michael Watson)