Mr. Kakeui Tanaka, nominated Prime Minister at a special session of the Japanese parliament on?
Mr. Kakeui Tanaka, nominated Prime Minister at a special session of the Japanese parliament on Friday(December 22), began forming his cabinet almost immediately -- introducing them to newsmen later that day. Key post were retained by Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira, and International Trade and Industry Minister Yashuhiro Nakasone. A former Foreign Minister, Mr. Kiichi Aichi, became Finance Minister, and another former foreign minister and one-time rival for premiership, Takeo Fukuda, was appointed Director-General of the Administrative Management Agency.
Most of the Cabinet are veteran statesmen. Mr. Tanaka, aged 54, led his Liberal Democratic Party to victory in the recent electrons -- which he called a year early in an effort to get public support for this proposed wide-spread reforms in domestic and foreign policies.
In the ballot for premiership in Friday's session, Mr. Tanaka came ahead of Tomomi Narita, head of the Japanese Socialist Party which won 118 seats in parliament to the L.D.P.'s 271 .
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, elected for a second term as Japan's Prime Minister at a special session of parliament on Friday, announced his new cabinet later the same day.
Mr. Takeo Fukuda, a former foreign minister and one-time rival for the premiership, was included, and the majority of the cabinet are veteran statement. Some key posts are retained by their former holders -- like Mr. Masayoshi Ohira, the Foreign Minister and Mr. Yashuhirto Nakasone, Minister of International Trade and industry. Mr. Tanaka led his Liberal Democratic Party to victory in the recent elections, which he called a year ahead of time to try and gain public support for his proposed sweeping reforms in domestic and foreign policies.