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Japan's PM Abe reshuffles Cabinet in bid to create fresh image

TOKYO - The following is the lineup of a new Cabinet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched on Wednesday.

Prime Minister
 Shinzo Abe, age 64

Deputy Prime Minister
Finance Minister
Minister for financial services
Minister in charge of overcoming deflation
 Taro Aso 78 (R)

Internal Affairs and Communications Minister
Minister in charge of the social security and tax number system
 Sanae Takaichi 58 (F)

Justice Minister
 Katsuyuki Kawai 56

Foreign Minister
 Toshimitsu Motegi 63

Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister
Minister in charge of education rebuilding
 Koichi Hagiuda 56

Health, Labor and Welfare Minister
Minister in charge of working style reform
 Katsunobu Kato 63

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister
 Taku Eto 59

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister
Minister in charge of industrial competitiveness
Minister in charge of international exposition
Minister in charge of economic cooperation with Russia
Minister in charge of the response to the economic impact caused by the nuclear accident
Minister for the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation
 Isshu Sugawara 57

Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister
Minister in charge of water cycle policy
 Kazuyoshi Akaba 61

Environment Minister
Minister for nuclear emergency preparedness
 Shinjiro Koizumi 38

Defense Minister
 Taro Kono 56

Chief Cabinet Secretary
Minister in charge of alleviating the burden of the bases in Okinawa
Minister for the abduction issue
 Yoshihide Suga 70 (R)

Minister for reconstruction
Minister in charge of comprehensive policy coordination for revival from the nuclear accident at Fukushima
 Kazunori Tanaka 70

Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission
Minister in charge of administrative reform
Minister in charge of civil service reform
Minister in charge of building national resilience
Minister for disaster management
 Ryota Takeda 51

Minister in charge of promoting dynamic engagement of all citizens
Minister in charge of territorial issues
Minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs
Minister for consumer affairs and food safety
Minister for measures for declining birthrate
Minister for ocean policy
 Seiichi Eto 71

Minister for science and technology policy
Minister in charge of information technology policy
Minister for "Cool Japan" strategy
Minister for intellectual property strategy
Minister for space policy
 Naokazu Takemoto 78

Minister in charge of economic revitalization
Minister in charge of promoting social security for all generations
Minister for economic and fiscal policy
 Yasutoshi Nishimura 56

Minister for regional revitalization
Minister for regulatory reform
 Seigo Kitamura 72

Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
Minister in charge of women's empowerment
Minister for gender equality
 Seiko Hashimoto 54 (F)

NOTES: Akaba is a member of the Komeito party. The others are from the Liberal Democratic Party.
(F) denotes female ministers.
(R) denotes Cabinet members who retained their current posts.