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Japan pm noda reshuffles cabinet 01 13 12

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Japan pm noda reshuffles cabinet 01 13 12

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (C, front) and his cabinet members pose during a photo session after their first cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on January 13, 2012. Japan's premier reshuffled his cabinet just four months into the job in a bid to rescue his plans to raise sales tax and dig the country out from under its mountain of debt.

Kazuhiro Nogi