Moscow, September 11 – AIF-Moscow.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to dismiss Cabinet members. The composition of the government will be updated before the planned increase in the consumer tax to 10%. About this writes the Kyodo agency.
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It is known that only Secretary General of the Government Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Finance Taro Aso will retain their posts in the Cabinet. Former Foreign Minister Taro Kono will head the Ministry of Defense, and Tosimitsu Motegi, the current Minister for Economic Recovery, will head the foreign ministry. The Cabinet will return two people who previously held ministerial posts. Another 13 people for the first time will be part of the public authority.
It is expected that the new composition of the Cabinet will be announced in the afternoon.
In addition, a reshuffle occurred in the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, reports the NHK channel. Only General Secretary of the Party Toshihiro Nikai and Head of the Political Council Fumio Kishida were able to maintain their posts.
Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok (WEF-2019) said that progress was seen in the gradual easing of the visa regime between Japan and Russia.
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