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RESHUFFLE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2019
Abe to reshuffle Cabinet and LDP executives Sept. 11, with Motegi tipped for foreign minister
Some within the administration expect Abe to reward Motegi for his work as the country's top negotiator in bilateral trade talks with the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 18, 2019
Abe considering Cabinet reshuffle in September if LDP wins Upper House election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering reshuffling his Cabinet and senior executives in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in mid-September if his party wins the Upper House election this weekend, senior administration officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 14, 2018
Satsuki Katayama, Japan's only female minister, is most widely seen as unfit for the post, a survey finds
Regional revitalization minister Satsuki Katayama, the only female Cabinet member, is the minister most widely seen as being unfit for the post, a Jiji Press survey showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2018
Japan's new defense minister Takeshi Iwaya distances himself from earlier LDP weapons proposals
Newly appointed Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, who has long been a key defense policymaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, distanced himself Thursday from its earlier proposal that Japan should consider doubling its defense budget and procuring an aircraft carrier and F-35B stealth jets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 3, 2018
Abe's latest Cabinet reshuffle casts doubt on 'womenomics' policy
While the prime minister has declared boosting the profile of professional women a top policy priority, Tuesday's reshuffle reduced the number of female ministers to just one.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 3, 2018
Almost half of electorate disapproves of Abe's Cabinet reshuffle, poll shows
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest Cabinet reshuffle has failed to gain much public support, with a survey showing Wednesday that 45.2 percent of respondents did not view it positively, while only 31.0 percent said they did.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 3, 2018
Japan's lone female minister asked to change her outfit just prior to declaration ceremony in order to meet dress code
Satsuki Katayama, the sole female minister named to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reshuffled Cabinet, demonstrated her presence from the start of her tenure, as she was seen rushing to buy a new dress just before the declaration ceremony Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2018
Business leaders hope Cabinet continuity will aid growth and fair trade
Business leaders on Tuesday expressed hope that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new Cabinet will focus on trade talks with the United States to ensure that their competitiveness and growth will be maintained.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 2, 2018
Factions loom large in Abe reshuffle, with the 'Cabinet post waiting list' coming into play
The so-called list is a remnant from the 1970s, when the ruling LDP arbitrarily distributed Cabinet positions among members of influential intraparty factions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 2, 2018
Prioritizing stability, Abe retains key ministers in Cabinet reshuffle while rewarding allies
Abe retained what he called the “foundation” of his administration but the 19-member Cabinet also has 12 lawmakers who have never held any portfolio before.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2018
Abe to give prime party posts to his close aides in LDP and Cabinet reshuffles
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to offer his close aides key posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the upcoming reshuffles of his party leadership and Cabinet, according to government sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 27, 2018
Abe to shuffle Cabinet and appoint Liberal Democratic Party executives early next month
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he will shuffle his Cabinet and appoint executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Oct. 2 following his victory in the LDP presidential election last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2018
Abe likely to retain key ministers in Cabinet reshuffle, official says
The prime minister's foreign, finance, trade and economy chiefs will stay, along with his party's top executives, but followers of rival Shigeru Ishiba face the boot.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2017
New defense chief Onodera vows to restore trust, review strategy in face of North Korea threat
New Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera vowed Thursday to restore public trust in his ministry following a data coverup scandal and said one of his main tasks is to review Japan's defense program guidelines last made in 2013 amid the growing North Korean missile threat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 3, 2017
Struggling in polls, Abe puts premium on stability in Cabinet shake-up
With Thursday's shake-up of his Cabinet done and dusted, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered an apparent message to the public and political heavyweights in Nagatacho, the heart of Japan's central government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Aug 3, 2017
Abe expected to try populist policies to reverse plummeting support rate
With his political capital waning, leader looks set to fall back to his rhetoric on Abenomics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2017
With support rate in free fall, Abe eyes veterans for key posts in Cabinet reshuffle
Announcement is widely seen as part of a desperate bid to shore up plummeting approval rate amid a spate of scandals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2017
Abe seen looking to replace scandal-hit defense chief Inada with old hand
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering replacing beleaguered Defense Minister Tomomi Inada with one of her predecessors in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle early next month, sources close to the government and ruling coalition said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2017
Abe to reshuffle Cabinet, LDP execs in early August
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will reshuffle his Cabinet and key Liberal Democratic Party posts in early August.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 7, 2017
Abe mulling Cabinet reshuffle in early August: sources
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is rumored to be planning a Cabinet reshuffle next month but is expected to retain his key ministers.

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