Abe Keeps Aces in Japan Cabinet While Playing a Couple of Jokers

  • Premier rewards loyal lawmakers with promotions in reshuffle
  • Former rival leaves cabinet, may mull run at leadership

Shinzo Abe.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept his big hitters in place and promoted loyal lawmakers in a cabinet reshuffle Wednesday. He also sprung a couple of surprises.

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