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  • August 3, 2016
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NHK and most dailies led with Prime Minister Abe’s planned cabinet reshuffle today, projecting that LDP Policy Research Council Chairwoman Inada will be appointed as defense minister and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko will be tapped as METI minister. Yuji Yamamoto is likely to be appointed as agriculture minister and incumbent Environment Minister Marukawa is expected to be accorded the ministerial post in charge of the Tokyo Olympics.


TBS and TV Asahi gave top play to reports on newly elected Tokyo Governor Koike’s first day at work. NTV and Fuji TV led with reports on torrential rain in the Kanto region on Tuesday. All papers gave front-page coverage to Tuesday’s cabinet approval of an economic stimulus package worth 28 trillion yen.

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