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Japan: Abe's cabinet arrives at PM residence after major reshuffle

Japan, Tokyo
September 11, 2019 at 09:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at his official residence in Tokyo on Wednesday, as the list of the new ministers was announced, following a reshuffle.

Most notably, Toshimitsu Motegi, who is known for his role as a negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a Japan-US trade deal, will become the new foreign minister. Motegi will be taking over the position from Taro Kono, who will become the new defence minister.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will remain in their positions, which they assumed with Abe's coming to power in 2012.

Shinjiro Koizumi, son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and himself a future prime minister hopeful, will be the Environment Minister. He is set to become Japan's third youngest minister since World War 2, with the age of 38.

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Members of the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at his official residence in Tokyo on Wednesday, as the list of the new ministers was announced, following a reshuffle.

Most notably, Toshimitsu Motegi, who is known for his role as a negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a Japan-US trade deal, will become the new foreign minister. Motegi will be taking over the position from Taro Kono, who will become the new defence minister.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will remain in their positions, which they assumed with Abe's coming to power in 2012.

Shinjiro Koizumi, son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and himself a future prime minister hopeful, will be the Environment Minister. He is set to become Japan's third youngest minister since World War 2, with the age of 38.

M/S Newly appointed Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi arriving, Tokyo

M/S Newly appointed Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi arriving

W/S Journalists waiting

M/S Newly appointed Defense Minister Taro Kono arrives at the prime minister's official residence

M/S Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso arriving

M/S Newly appointed Economic Revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishiumura arriving

M/S Chairman of the government Kishida Fumio arrives at the prime minister's official residence

M/S Newly appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Naokazu Takemoto arriving

M/S Newly appointed Education Minister Koichi Hanyuda arriving

M/S Newly appointed Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Katsunobu Kato arriving

M/S Newly appointed Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi arriving

M/S Japan's newly appointed minister of economy, trade and industry Isshu Sugawara arriving

M/S Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Taku Eto arriving

M/S Newly appointed Minister for Science and Technology Naokazu Takemoto arriving

M/S Newly appointed Seiko Hashimoto arriving

M/S Japan's newly appointed minister for regional revitalization Seigo Kitamura arriving

M/S Japan's newly appointed minister for reconstruction Kazunori Tanaka arriving

M/S Newly appointed chairman of Japan's National Public Safety Commission Ryota Takeda arriving

M/S Newly appointed Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai arriving

M/S Japan's newly appointed Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Katsunobu Kato arriving

C/U Cameramen

W/S Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announcing new elected officials

M/S Suga speaking on stage

W/S End of press conference; Suga leaving

C/U Japanese flag

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