December 28th – Yuichiro Haneda, former Minister of Land and Transport of Japan and Chief Secretary of the Senate of the Constitutional Democratic Party, died in Tokyo on the 27th local time at the age of 53.
Sources revealed that Haneda began to develop cold and fever symptoms a few days ago. He was originally scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 PCR on the 27th, but his condition suddenly deteriorated before going to the hospital.
According to the news of Asahi Shimbun, Japanese TV and other media on the 28th, according to a number of relevant people of the Constitutional Democratic Party, Haneda began to have colds and fever symptoms around the 24th.
Originally planned to be tested for COVID-19 PCR on the 27th, his condition suddenly deteriorated before going to the hospital that afternoon.
According to Japanese politicians, Haneda also has diabetes, and it is not clear whether he has COVID-19. Tetsuro Fukuyama, the secretary-general of the Constitutional Democratic Party, and others called his sudden death “too sudden”.
Yuichiro Haneda has been elected to the Council five times in Nagano Election District and served as the Minister of Land and Transport of Japan. His father is the late former Prime Minister of Japan, Izu Haneda.