Japan has a Special Advisor on Press Relations - the equivalent of a Press Secretary. How the heck is that going to work out with the responsibilities heretofore associated with the Chief Cabinet Secretary?
Not one but two persons in charge of North Korean abductions.
But on the bright side, Japan has an Arabic- and English-speaking Prime Minister's Special Advisor on Security Affairs with a degree from Cairo University and a background in television broadcasting. That she is an attractive woman with gobs of Cabinet experience under her belt is just icing on the cake.