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Japanese PM names Cabinet posts

06-06-2010 13:31 BJT

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Japan's new prime minister Naoto Kan has settled on major Cabinet posts.

Yukio Edano will be named secretary general of Kan's ruling party. Yoshihiko Noda will become finance minister. Satoshi Arai will be named minister for national strategy. Foreign Minster Katsuya Okada, Health Minister Akira Nagatsuma and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa will keep their posts. The new cabinet is expected to be formed next week. Meanwhile, polls suggest that support for the ruling Democratic Party leaped to 36.1 percent, up 15 percentage points from a previous survey carried out just before a change of leadership.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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