Apr 27, 2017

Reconstruction minister axed

The resignation of the minister in charge of reconstruction from the March 2011 disasters over inappropriate remarks appears to be yet another sign of the loosening discipline among members of the Abe Cabinet.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

/ Dec 5, 2016

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

ashington President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s decision, announced by his transition office, comes ...

Trump wraps up weekend Cabinet search, but reveals no new picks

/ Nov 21, 2016

Trump wraps up weekend Cabinet search, but reveals no new picks

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday wrapped up a busy weekend of meetings with Cabinet hopefuls at his golf club retreat outside New York, hinting new appointments should come soon. The Republican billionaire-turned-world leader signaled he is seriously considering retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. ...

/ Aug 5, 2016

Abe keeps key state ministers amid security challenges

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Friday approved a new lineup of state ministers and parliamentary vice ministers, retaining those overseeing diplomacy and defense in the face of regional security challenges. In Japan, government offices each have between one and three state ministers, and ...