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Nikai says Koizumi Jr., Hashimoto may be on Abe’s list of candidates for new ministerial post

  • June 21, 2017
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai appeared on a BS Nippon TV program on June 20. He was asked about the possibility of LDP Lower House member Shinjiro Koizumi or former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto joining the Cabinet as minister in charge of reforms in human resources development, a new ministerial post Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to establish. Nikai said, “I think the prime minister already has their names in his mind.” Regarding the timing of the cabinet reshuffle, he said, “That is up to the discretion of the prime minister.”

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