Loneliness Minister

Japan recently appointed the first ever minister for loneliness

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Japan appointed the first ever minister for loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in Japan.

Tetsushi Sakamoto is the Japanese politician who was appointed as the Minister of Loneliness.

He is also a member of the House of Representatives in national legislature of Japan called diet.

Suicide rates in Japan has increased for the first time in 11 years in the current covid -19 pandemic situation.


Japan has appointed the loneliness minister on the line of United Kingdom which became the first country in the world to create a similar position in the country in 2018.

Important takeaways of Japan for all competitive exams :

  • Capital : Tokyo
  • Emperor : Naruhito
  • Prime minister : Yoshihide Suga
  • Currency : Japanese yen
Reference : https://www.businesstoday.in/current/world/japan-appoints-loneliness-minister-to-tackle-suicide-rates/story/432226.html

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