The full Japanese government resigned today. The reason for the resignation was The desire of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to change the composition of the government after the victory of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the parliamentary elections held in Japan in July. This is reported by Kyodo news agency.
The composition of the new cabinet has reportedly already been formed. Only two people will retain their posts: Yoshihide Suga, Secretary General of the Government, and Finance Minister Taro Aso. Two more ministers will remain in the government, but they will get new ministerial portfolios: so the country’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono will become the Minister of Defense, and the Foreign Ministry will be headed by the former Minister for Economic Recovery Tosimitsu Motagi.
Two ex-ministers have also returned to the Government. The remaining 13 members of the Government joined it for the first time.
The youngest member of the government in the history of post-war Japan will be 38-year-old Shinjiro Koizumi, son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and one of the country’s most popular politicians.
Shinzo Abe himself, commenting on the dissolution of the government noted that despite such large-scale changes, in the first place he seeks to preserve stability within the government. The current rotation is in many ways of maintaining the intra-party balance in the ruling party.
The new government has yet to pass the approval ceremony of the emperor, after which the cabinet will be officially considered formed.