The Second Abe cabinet revived the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP) that had played a key role in formulating economic policy during the Koizumi cabinet, but had been abandoned by the 2009-12 DPJ administrations. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan said he had quickly appointed replacements for two female cabinet members who resigned over scandals. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Thursday approved Japan’s biggest ever annual defence budget, as the country bolsters its military amid territorial rows and concerns over China’s expanding naval reach.
Chief Cabinet Secretary announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe completed forming a new government. Prime Minister Abe Subverts Japan’s Public Records Act. Responses to information requests filed by Mainichi reporters show that when the Abe Cabinet approved its July 2014 resolution asserting legal authority to dispatch Japanese military forces abroad, it avoided the standard review by the Cabinet Legislation Bureau ( CLB ), a specialized agency charged with reviewing proposed legislation and Cabinet action. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new cabinet features his closest allies. But the PM has also sprung a few surprises, including appointing a former wrestler and a television anchor.
There are few changes to key ministerial posts in the long awaited Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today. He has appointed an 18 strong Cabinet but notably the new Cabinet has five women amongst its members. Japan’s hitherto supine press appears to be waking up, revealing one juicy scandal after another in the Abe government. Here’s why. TOKYO (AP) Japan’s Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women.
Japanese Prime Minister Completes Formation Of New Cabinet
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brings five women into the cabinet as he reshuffles his ministers amid falling poll ratings. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday announced a new lineup of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet, with key posts unchanged and 10 new faces being ushered in.