Tokyo, August 3: On Tuesday, Japan Prime minister Shinzo Abe formally announced of his cabinet reshuffle. The members of his cabinet many time got involved in various scandals. So the support level faced a steady decline. Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) faced historic defeat in Tokyo election. Hence to regain support level he reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday.
As it was expected, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has been reappointed. Since 2012, this is the fourth Cabinet reshuffle under Abe. Though Abe always promotes women empowerment, the number of female ministers fell to two from three. Current Defense Minister Fumio Kishida who is expected to succeed Abe may become chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council.