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New cabinet kicks off with Abenomics ambitions

Japan's leader is racing against time to restore public support for his government

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, sits down for his first meeting with his new cabinet on Aug. 4. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Just one day after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new cabinet was announced on Thursday, the veteran-studded team got down to business. Its goal: further burnish Abe's economic reform credentials.

"We will be humble and attentive and aim to produce results, one by one," Abe told reporters Friday.  

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