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|Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan attends the Lower House special committee on reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo June 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)|
TOKYO, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may reshuffle his cabinet on Monday with an appointment of a minister responsible for reconstruction after the twin disasters in March, Kyodo News reported on Friday, citing ruling party members.
The reshuffle could be small-scale because there were objections within the ruling Democratic Party of Japan(DPJ) to such a move, according to Kyodo report.
Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto, who is concurrently in charge of disaster management, is among candidates for the new post, the report said.
The new post was created following a relevant bill passed the parliamentary this week with support from the major opposition parties.
TOKYO, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is scheduled to step down before mid-August, Kyodo News reported late Tuesday, citing a ruling party heavyweight.
Kan is set to resign after securing parliamentary passage of the second extra budget for fiscal 2011 and a bill needed to issue deficit-covering bonds in the year started April, according to the report. Full story
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