Sadayoshi Ozato is moved to become the Director of the Disaster Management Agency in response to the Great Hanshin earthquake, and is replaced as minister for Okinawa and Hokkaido development by Kiyoshi Ozawa.
It is actually a demotion transfer from a minister with a lot of staff to a minister without staff.
He represents Kagoshima prefecture which is particularly bullied by the central government.
（Bungeishunju 1995 March edition Jun Eto）
I venture to ask the Imperial family why they disregarded the misery of the people and went to the Middle East.
During this national disaster, why did they enjoy their trip overseas?
Just after the big earthquake when many people were buried under the debris, why on earth the crown prince is walking around overseas as if nothing has happened?
I have refrained from making comments after their marriage. But today should be the day I have to say something.
They seem to be just special staff in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
They say that the Foreign Affairs Ministry pushed the trip plan over the Imperial Household Agency.
(tentative brief translation)