Media: Minister for cooperation with Russia will retain his post in the Japanese government

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The Minister of economy, trade and industry of Japan, Hiroshige Seko also responsible for economic cooperation with Russia, will remain in his position after the reshuffle in the Cabinet that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to make on Thursday, said broadcaster NHK.

As reported by the broadcaster, the Minister will retain their posts in key areas related to economic relations with Russia, because the Prime Minister attaches great importance to the development of diplomatic and economic relations with Russia.

In addition, his post is likely to remain the Minister of foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, who is currently, after the resignation of the Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada temporarily combines diplomatic efforts with the office of the Secretary of defense. According to the broadcaster, the new defense Minister will be appointed, Itsunori of Onodera. He had previously held this position.

Abe took the decision to make changes in the government due to the falling rating. It was caused by a series of scandals in which he was involved as part of the current Ministers and the Prime Minister himself. Last week resigned as defence Minister Tomomi Inada. It is thought to be involved in the concealment from the public of important news about a shootout in southern Sudan during the stay there of Japanese peacekeepers.