WORLD Japan's Abe reshuffles cabinet, retains key ministers

WORLD

Japan's Abe reshuffles cabinet, retains key ministers

Xinhua

13:55, October 02, 2018

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo:VCG)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday.

According to the 19-member list announced by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the prime minister reappointed six current Cabinet members, including Suga, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister, and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

The prime minister also picked 12 newcomers and one with ministerial experience for his Cabinet.

In the election held on Sept. 20, Abe won a third consecutive term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. 

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