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Japan election

Kishida to name Shunichi Suzuki as Japan's new finance minister

Suzuki to replace brother-in-law Aso, who steps aside after nearly 9 years

Shunichi Suzuki is set to be named as Japan's new finance minister on Monday. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata)

TOKYO -- Fumio Kishida, the newly elected leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is set to replace long-standing Finance Minister Taro Aso.

Former environment and Olympic minister Shunichi Suzuki will replace his brother-in-law Aso, who has served as both deputy prime minister and finance chief since former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in 2012.

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