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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering putting off a planned reshuffle of his Cabinet and the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party until late December to focus on key policy issues, including the consumption tax hike, according to sources.

There have been rumblings that Abe will change his roster next month, but instead he’ll keep the lineup intact to thank them for the ruling bloc’s big win in the July Upper House election, the sources said Wednesday.

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