Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Update on Japanese Foreign Ministry

Meanwhile in Japan:

TOKYO, July 4 (RIA Novosti) - Japan's first-ever female defense minister was sworn into office Wednesday, vowing to restore trust in the government following the resignation of her predecessor over his controversial comments regarding the WWII atomic bombing of Japan.

Yuriko Koike, 55, a former national security advisor in the Japanese Cabinet was nominated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defense minister Tuesday. She stressed a priority of her post should be given to reinforcing Japan's defense capability in light of the existing situation in East Asia, as well as the problem of redeploying U.S. military bases in Japan.


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