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Japanese government resigns

Japanese government resigns

The Cabinet of Ministers of the current Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has resigned in its entirety.

This happened against the background of preparations for the reshuffle that is expected in the Japanese government. According to the agency, Kishida wants to restructure his cabinet due to a drop in public confidence. The prime minister also seeks to avoid accusations of links between individual members of the government with the Unification Church religious sect, which attracted the attention of the population after the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


The head of the Japanese Ministry of Defense should be Yasukazu Hamada, who already held this position in 2008-2009. The Minister of Economic Security will be Sanae Takaichi, Chairman of the Political Research Council, and the head of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato.


Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, Finance Minister Shun’ichi Suzuki, Economic Revival Minister Daishiro Yamagiva and Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito will remain in their posts. Taro Kono, the party’s head of public relations headquarters, will be appointed as the digital minister, while Yasutoshi Nishimura, the former minister of economic revitalization, will become the minister of economy, trade and industry.