Japan's incoming prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has chosen 77-year-old former bureaucrat Hirohisa Fujii as his finance minister, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Hatoyama, who is set to become premier on Wednesday, made the decision late Monday to nominate Fujii, a senior adviser to his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the Nikkei business daily reported without naming its sources.
Fujii was finance minister for about 10 months in 1993-94 after he left the long-ruling conservatives to join a short-lived coalition government.
A law graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo, he spent more than two decades with the finance ministry before turning his hand to politics, winning a seat in parliament for the first time in 1977 with the LDP.
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