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Japan's incoming PM names new cabinet amid post-quake recovery


13:50, September 02, 2011

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrives at the premier's official residence in Tokyo September 2, 2011. Incoming Noda is seeking a new finance minister for his cabinet after his first choice for the key job, Katsuya Okada, turned it down, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. (Photo from Xinhua)

TOKYO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda named his Cabinet Friday, with ex-DPJ Diet affairs chief Jun Azumi as new finance minister and ex-DPJ policy chief Koichiro Gemba as new foreign minister, announced Osamu Fujimura, the new chief Cabinet secretary who serves as the top government spokesman.


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