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Japan's re-elected PM vows to push ahead with reforms

Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the

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Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms.

Shinzo Abe has appeared before the cameras with his cabinet, and a new defence minister has been named.  

General Nakatani will replace the previous minister, who was caught up in a political funding scandal.

Commentators say the appointment of a new defence minister suggests Abe wants a more assertive security stance, which might concern China.

The prime minister brushed aside concern about record low turnout at elections he called 10 days ago.

He said the result was a mandate for his economic policies.