Oct 9, 2015

Kin of abductees hit out at 'revolving-door' Cabinet appointments

A representative for the families of Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago has expressed dismay at the “revolving-door” Cabinet appointments to the post of minister in charge of the issue. Referring to the appointment of Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato to the ...

Abe set to announce 'results-oriented Cabinet'

Oct 7, 2015

Abe set to announce 'results-oriented Cabinet'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a Cabinet reshuffle set for Wednesday, is likely to appoint Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato as minister for measures to help create a society in which all members can play active roles, it was learned Tuesday. Abe is ...

Cabinet minutes show formality, no substance

Oct 5, 2015

Cabinet minutes show formality, no substance

Cabinet meetings are supposed to allow top government officials to engage in vigorous exchanges of views on policy-related issues. Minutes of Cabinet meetings and subsequent informal talks of ministers recorded over the past 18 months, however, show most of them are just a formality, ...

Sep 30, 2015

Abe announces Cabinet reshuffle on Oct. 7

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he will reshuffle his Cabinet at the end of next week and will at the same time shake up the executives at the helm of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Speaking at a news conference in New York, ...