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Japan’s Suga unveils his cabinet roster

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (L), the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on September 16, 2020. (AFP)
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (L), the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, arrives at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on September 16, 2020. (AFP)
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16 Sep 2020 04:09:24 GMT9
16 Sep 2020 04:09:24 GMT9

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister-elect Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday unveiled the roster of his cabinet members.

The roster was announced at a press conference by Katsunobu Kato, who was appointed by Suga as chief cabinet secretary.

Earlier on Wednesday, parliament elected Suga, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, as prime minister to succeed Shinzo Abe.

Roughly half of the ministers are carried over from those of predecessor Shinzo Abe in line with his pledge to continue Abe’s policies.

Taro Aso remained in his position as finance minister and Toshimitsu Motegi kept his job as foreign minister. Among new cabinet members was Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi, Abe’s younger brother.

New Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato announced the line-up at a news conference. 

JIJI/Reuters 

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