- Title: Japan PM Abe launches new cabinet to regain support
- Date: 3rd August 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (AUGUST 3, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, SHINZO ABE, AND HIS CABINET MEMBERS WALKING DOWN STEPS COVERED WITH RED CARPET ABE WALKING DOWN STEPS ABE AND MINISTERS WALKING DOWN STEPS ABE AND MINISTERS STANDING FOR FAMILY PHOTO ABE AND REAPPOINTED JAPANESE FINANCE MINISTER, TARO ASO NEWLY APPOINTED JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, TARO KONO NEWLY APPOINTED JAPANESE DEFENCE MINISTER, ITSUNORI ONODERA NEWLY APPOINTED JAPANESE INTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER, SEIKO NODA ABE FAMILY PHOTO IN PROGRESS REAPPOINTED JAPANESE TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER, HIROSHIGE SEKO FAMILY PHOTO IN PROGRESS ABE STANDING VARIOUS OF MINISTERS LEAVING PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE OF PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE PROTESTERS SHOUTING (Japanese): "Resign right now, Shinzo Abe." PROTESTERS SHOUTING (Japanese): "Don't look down on people." DEMONSTRATION IN PROGRESS BANNER READING (Japanese): "Resign, Shinzo Abe" FEMALE PROTESTER DEMONSTRATING, VIEW OF PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE PROTESTER BEATING DRUM
- Embargoed: 17th August 2017 15:44
- Keywords: cabinet reshuffle Prime Minister Shinzo Abe politics family photo Japan cabinet reshuffle Japan
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SLQHJ9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Familiar faces have returned to the Japanese cabinet as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reappointed several and picked many former ministers in a government reshuffle on Thursday (August 3).
Some were taking up posts they have held before, including Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera, who was back to the position he served in Abe's first 2012 cabinet.
In a bid to attract foreign attention, Abe tapped Taro Kono, a former administrative-reform minister with wide international connections, as foreign minister. Kono has a degree from Georgetown University and worked as an aide to several politicians.
While the newly appointed ministers were posing for a family photo in the Prime Minister's office, dozens of protesters demonstrated outside calling for Abe's immediate resignation.
Abe's public support has recently crumbled, hit by scandals over suspected cronyism, a defence ministry cover-up which forced the resignation of his protÃ©gÃ©, former defence minister Tomomi Inada, and voter perceptions of his growing arrogance.
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