August 1, 2008

Ibuki to Become Japanese Finance Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo

Tokyo, Aug. 1 Kyodo - Bunmei Ibuki, the Liberal Democratic Party's secretary general, will be appointed as finance minister in the Cabinet reshuffle Friday, political sources said.

Ibuki, 70, contributed to revising the Fundamental Law of Education as education minister under then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0521 1 Aug 08.

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