Former finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa, a 56-year old Tokyo native who made headlines earlier this year when he made some embarrassing drunken public appearances in Italy, was found dead in his home today. The cause of death has not been announced yet, but his wife discovered him lying face down on the bed hours after he had passed. His father was also a politician and a heavy drinker who died around the same age; he had committed suicide in Hokkaido in 1983 at age 57. I’ll update the post as we find out more about the exact cause of death.
via NY Times
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