Japan cabinet minister found dead

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iol pic wld Tadahiro Matsushita REUTERS Japan's newly-appointed Banking Minister Tadahiro Matsushita arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo in this June 4, 2012 file photo.

Tokyo -

Police say Japan's Cabinet minister in charge of financial services and postal reforms has been found dead.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that Tadahiro Matsushita, the minister of postal reforms and financial services, was found dead at his home in Tokyo on Monday. He was 73. Police are investigating the cause of death.

Police had no further comment.

Matsushita was appointed to the post in June by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. - Sapa-AP

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