Suga's Cabinet lineup
NHK -- Sep 17
More than half of Suga Yoshihide's cabinet ministers were part of an Abe government -- a reflection of the new leader's intentions to continue his predecessor's policies.

Aso Taro will stay on as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. He has been in the position for more than seven years.

Kato Katsunobu takes over for Suga as Chief Cabinet Secretary -- leaving the post of Health Minister.

Motegi Toshimitsu will continue as foreign minister. Motegi was leading trade talks with the US and Britain.

Abe's younger brother Kishi Nobuo will take on his first cabinet post, as Defense Minister.

Takeda Ryota will oversee the telecommunications and broadcasting industries.

Kamikawa Yoko becomes Justice Minister.

Hagiuda Koichi retains his post as Education Minister.

Tamura Norihisa returns to cabinet to become Health Minister, a post he held under a previous Abe administration.

Nogami Kotaro is the new Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister.

Kajiyama Hiroshi retains his portfolio as the trade and industry minister.

Akaba Kazuyoshi, from the LDP's junior coalition partner Komeito, remains Infrastructure Minister.

Environment Minister Koizumi Shinjiro will continue his role.

Hirasawa Katsuei becomes the Reconstruction Minister.

Okonogi Hachiro will oversee the national police watchdog group.

Sakamoto Tetsushi is the Minister for All Citizens' Active Engagement.

Hirai Takuya will take on one of Suga's prioritized policies, the government's digitalization.

Nishimura Yasutoshi will continue overseeing Japan's coronavirus measures, to balance those efforts with the revitalization of the economy.

Kono Taro will shift to a new role in cabinet -- Administrative Reform Minister. Suga has emphasized the importance of work to create a more efficient government.

Hashimoto Seiko retains her position, taking charge of the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Inoue Shinji will take a new post in charge of the World Expo, to be held in Osaka in 2025.

News source: NHK
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