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Five things to know before Japan's cabinet reshuffle

Abe seeks to place possible successors while imparting a fresh image

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce his new cabinet members on Sept. 11.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet on Wednesday. After convincingly winning the upper-house election in late July, Abe seeks to strengthen the Liberal Democratic Party's foundations.

This time around, the revamp could indicate who is in the running to be Abe's successor.

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