New Cabinet aims to create 'dynamic society for all'

posted on October 8, 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reshuffled Cabinet was launched Wednesday, with key ministers including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso as well as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga retaining their posts.

Nine posts were given to first-time ministers, including Hiroshi Moriyama as the agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato serves as minister in charge of promoting dynamic engagement of all citizens, a post that Abe launched as part of his policy to spur growth.

Abe outlined economic growth as the new Cabinet's main task and lined up personnel to continue pursuing his policy in light of the upcoming House of Councillors elections to be held next summer.

At the press conference Wednesday evening, Abe dubbed his reshuffled Cabinet as one that was aimed at taking up challenges in the future, including the creation of "a society with all 100 million people-plus dynamically engaged."

"My new Cabinet aims to realize a GDP [gross domestic product] of ¥600 trillion, a birthrate of 1.8 hoped for by the people, and eliminate the phenomenon of workers leaving their jobs to take care of family members in need of nursing care," Abe said. "We just have been able to make solid preparations to launch the new three arrows [of the Abenomics economic policy package]."

source by newsonjapan
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