Emperor Akihito Swears in Japan’s New Government
Tokyo, September 3.
Japan’s new Cabinet was officially sworn in by Emperor Akihito during the approval ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday.
New Ministers received documents confirming their powers from the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and were officially approved by Emperor Akihito, which serves as the country’s symbolic head of state. Most of the new Ministers of Japan, five of whom are women, recently appointed.
Six key Ministers from the previous Cabinet, including the Secretary-General of the Cabinet Yoshihide Suga, retained its position. In the previous Cabinet remained in power for 617 days – the longest in the history of Japan during the Second world war. Abe, the current changes are aimed at intensifying its economic policy, as well as its social and political reforms.