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Foreign Minister Kono in line to be Japan's next defense chief

Abe aide Hiroshige Seko to become LDP's secretary-general for upper house

TOKYO -- Foreign minister Taro Kono is being considered as Japan's next defense minister when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week reshuffles his cabinet, Nikkei has learned. If the move takes place, Kono would replace current defense chief Takeshi Iwaya.

The reshuffle is slated for Wednesday.

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