TOKYO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Tadahiro Matshushita, 73, Japan's financial services and postal reform minster, died Monday following a collapse in his home, a hospital report said.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department was investigating his death as a possible suicide, Tokyo newspaper The Asahi Shimbun reported Monday.
After beginning his government career in 1962, serving in what is now the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Matsushita was elected to the lower house of Parliament in 1993, and served as a legislator and in appointed positions in the Japanese government.
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