The ex-Treasury Secretary apparently loves to party and has time on his hands.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has told fellow lawmakers that nights of hard drinking with visiting dignitaries formed part of his diplomacy. Noda, a well-known aficionado of "sake", said he "chugged" down cups of the rice wine with then-US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and separately with British premier David Cameron, the Yomiuri Shimbun said Thursday. "When I was a finance minister, I chugged them down with Treasury Secretary Geithner. He loved 'Kamotsuru'," a sake from western Hiroshima prefecture, Noda said as lawmakers from his Democratic Party of Japan launched a group to promote Japanese drinks abroad.