Sengoku to become Japan's chief cabinet secretary in Kan's administration

13:34, June 04, 2010      

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Naoto Kan (R) gestures after he won the election to succeed the outgoing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama as the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on June 4, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)

Yoshito Sengoku, who was state minister for national policy in the Japanese Cabinet that resigned earlier Friday, will become the new chief cabinet secretary, replacing Hirofumi Hirano, according to sources close to the matter.

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) legislators Friday voted for finance minister Naoto Kan to succeed the outgoing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama as party's leader.

Kan is set to become the Japanese prime minister in the afternoon, after being appointed in a Diet session.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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