Immediately following his official appointment by Emperor Hirohito July 19, newly elected Japanese Premier Hayato Ikeda posed with members of his Cabinet in the garden of his official residence in Tokyo.
LV.PAN.Prime Minister's residence.
STV. Cabinet posing.
HEARER V.Ditto, Ikeda in FG.
SV. Mass of photographers.
SV. Ministers posing with Ikeda.
CU. Mrs. Nakayama, Welfare Minister, PAN to CU Ishii, Minister of International Trade and Industry, PAN to CU. Mr. Kosaka, Foreign Minister.
SIDE V. Cabinet posing PAN to photographers.
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Background: Immediately following his official appointment by Emperor Hirohito July 19, newly elected Japanese Premier Hayato Ikeda posed with members of his Cabinet in the garden of his official residence in Tokyo.
By midnight July 18 - same day as his election by ballot in the Diet - 61-year-old Premier Ikeda had appointed his Cabinet. Two surprising appointments were those of 48-year-old Zentaro Kosaka as Foreign Minister. Kosaka is the youngest ever Japanese Foreign Minister; and Mrs. Masa Nakayam as Welfare Minister. She is the first woman to hold Cabinet rank in Japan. Mitsujiro Ishii, chief opponent to Premier Ikeda in the recent elections for Presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party, was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry.
Other appointments; Tetsuko Kojima (Minister of Justice); Mikio Mizuta (Minister of Finance); Masuo Araki (Minister of Education); Tokuo Nanjo (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry); Yoshio Minami (Minister of Transport); Zenko Suzuki (Minister of Postal Services); Tomisaburo Hashimoto (Minister of Construction); Hirohide Ishida (Minister of Labour); Iwao Yamazaki (Minister of Autonomous Administration); Jingoro Nishikawa (Minister of State); Shintaro Takahashi (Minister of State); Masumi Ezaki (Minister of State); Hisatsune Sakomizu (Minister of State).