Jan 15

- Fukushima Gov. Sato hospitalized (Kyodo News, Jan 14, 2013):

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato has been hospitalized since Sunday due to bleeding colon diverticulum, the prefectural government said Monday.

The 65-year-old governor of the nuclear disaster-hit prefecture is being treated with medicine and will be discharged from the hospital in the city of Fukushima in seven to 10 days, according to the prefectural office.

Planned meetings with farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday and Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Goshi Hosono on Monday were cancelled.

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