Inauguration of the Second Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled the Cabinet for the second time since inaugurating the Third Abe Cabinet.
After collecting letters of resignation at an extraordinary Cabinet meeting, a leaders’ meeting of the ruling parties was held with Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi of New Komeito. Following this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the list of Cabinet members. Furthermore, the attestation ceremony for newly appointed Ministers of State was held at the Imperial Palace, marking the official inauguration of the second reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet.
Later, Prime Minister Abe held a press conference on the Cabinet reshuffle. Afterwards, the Prime Minister convened the first Cabinet meeting, and then held a commemorative photograph session.