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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, poses for photos with new Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa, left, and new Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa at his official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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abe you best keep that penguin suit at the ready!!!

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Let's hope she will last more than a few weeks :)

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Have they been vetted?! I agree with Suzuki ... How long before a scandal finds them ??

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Not so much new as they are retreads.

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It's as if they're stuck in the 19th century!

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These penguin suits look horribleas well as a smile of a new trade minister

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And, of course, Abe has scoured the nation to find the best choice for METI minister - former PM Miyazawa's son. (To replace a former prime minister's daughter).

He has a degree in finance, an MPA from Harvard, and experience working in the Finance Ministry. Unlike Obuchi who didn't have any experience with energy, trade, or industry either.

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Sure didn't take long for Abe to find replacements. Seems to me he had (has) a backup plan in place for all of them.

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Seems to me he had (has) a backup plan in place for all of them.

The Cabinet found out about the Shukan Shinchou article 5 days before the release, so they had time to find replacements.

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