PM Abe to reshuffle Cabinet on Aug 3, says Japan's top government spokesman

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making a speech in Fukuoka, Japan on July 27.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making a speech in Fukuoka, Japan on July 27. PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday (July 29) that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet on Aug 3 to accelerate his "Abenomics" economic policies.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the cabinet will approve an economic stimulus package next Tuesday, a day before the cabinet reshuffle.

He also said Japan's job market is steady improving and the government would make utmost efforts to beat deflation and revive the economy.