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Abe likely to pick hawkish ally Tomomi Inada as defence minister: report

Ms Inada is a close ally of Mr Abe, shares his goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution, and regularly visits Yasukuni.


JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to pick ruling party policy chief Tomomi Inada as defence minister in a new Cabinet, the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday, which could upset China and South Korea given her conservative views on wartime history.

Mr Abe is set to