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‘Loneliness Minister’ appointed in Japan after spike in suicide cases

Amidst rise in the number of suicides in Japan during the Coronavius period, the Government of Japan has taken a major step by appointing a ‘Loneliness Minister’ to tackle mental health related issues of the people in the country. According to The Japan Times, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga added the post of ‘Minister of Loneliness’ to his cabinet earlier this month and has now appointed Tetsushi Sakamoto on the post. In 2018, UK had become the first country in the world by introducing a similar post. In his first press conference after getting the responsibility, Minister Sakamoto said that PM Suga has directed him to coordinate with the Ministry, investigate the issue and form a comprehensive strategy to tackle the increasing suicide rate of women.

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