Aso to miss 2nd day of G-20 finance chiefs' meeting

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will miss the second day of this weekend's meeting of the Group of 20 finance chiefs in Sydney, his ministry said Thursday.

With flight delays possible, Aso will return to Japan on Sunday to attend a session of the House of Representatives' Budget Committee the following day.

Mitsuhiro Furusawa, vice finance minister for international affairs, will attend the meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors on Sunday in place of Aso.