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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is considering a Cabinet reshuffle in a bid to secure the support of Liberal Democratic Party to pass sales tax legislation in the Diet, political sources said Thursday.

A reshuffle would likely see Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka and transport minister Takeshi Maeda axed, as requested by the opposition camp, after both were censured by the opposition-dominated Upper House last month.

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