Kyodo News InternationalMarch 6, 2014 03:37
Justice Itsuro Terada will succeed Hironobu Takesaki as chief justice of the Supreme Court, government and judicial sources said Thursday.
Terada, 66, will become the top court's 18th chief justice succeeding Takesaki, 69, who will retire at the end of March for health reasons. The personnel change is expected to be approved by the Cabinet on Friday.
Terada is the son of the late Jiro Terada, who was the 10th chief justice of the top court between 1982 and 1985.