• Kyodo News


State minister Akira Amari on Tuesday called for the Cabinet to be reshuffled after the fiscal 2009 budget is passed to boost public confidence in Prime Minister Taro Aso, whose poll numbers are plummeting.

Amari, minister of state in charge of regulatory, administrative and civil service reforms, said Aso’s Cabinet “could draw attention again through a sweeping reshuffle that would utilize various human resources.”

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