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 ...

52.5% oppose Abe staying on as LDP leader beyond 2018: poll

/ Aug 4, 2016

52.5% oppose Abe staying on as LDP leader beyond 2018: poll

Despite victory in July’s Upper House election, 52.5 percent of respondents oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remaining leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party beyond his current term through September 2018, a poll showed Thursday. Some 37.8 percent supported Abe remaining as LDP president ...

/ Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hopeful new Cabinet can revive economy

Business circles sent out supportive messages to the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they expect the new team to revitalize Japan’s tepid economy. “We hope that the new Cabinet will exercise leadership to revitalize the Japanese economy and help realize ...