(Mainichi: September 30, 2015 – p. 2)
The Komeito Party plans to call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to retain Transport, Land and Infrastructure Minister Akihiro Ota in the new cabinet that he is expected to form on October 7. Abe is basically planning to accommodate the request of the junior coalition partner for the allocation of the cabinet post, which suggests that Ota’s appointment is effectively settled.
Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi will make an official request to Abe after his return from overseas on October 2 or later. (Abridged)