Financial Services Minister Matsushita found dead at home in suspected suicide

Financial Services Minister Tadahiro Matsushita was found dead at his residence in Tokyo on Monday, police said, adding they suspect the countrys top financial regulator committed suicide.

Investigation sources said Matsushitas bodyguard discovered the minister hanged at his home. The police have yet to officially disclose details about the death of the 73-year-old minister.

A member of the Peoples New Party, the coalition partner of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, Matsushita served concurrently as postal privatization minister.

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