후쿠다 야스오 총리가 낮은 지지율을 끌어올리기 위한 노력으로 대대적인 당정 개편을 단행했습니다.
총리는1일 경제팀을 포함해 정부각료17명 중13명을 교체했습니다.
총리는 경제재정상에 요사노 가오루 전 관방장관을, 재무상에는 이부키 분메이
자민당 간사장을 기용했습니다.
총리는 새 내각은 연료가격 상승과 국내 출산율 감소 등의 현안들을 다루면서 국민의 생활을 개선시키기 위한 개혁정책을 책임질 것이라고 말했습니다.
총리의 지지율은 20% 정도 떨어졌습니다.
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has announced a new
cabinet in a bid to boost his low approval ratings.
Mr. Fukuda replaced 13 of his 17 government ministers today (Friday),
including his economic team, in an effort to revive the country's stagnant
economy. He named Kaoru Yosana as his new economics minister, while tapping
Bunmei Ibuki as finance minister.
The Japanese prime minister said the new cabinet is charged with implementing
reforms to improve people's lives, including dealing with issues such as rising
fuel costs and a declining domestic birth rate.
Mr. Fukuda also said he would not dissolve parliament and call elections. His
agenda has been stalled by the main opposition Democratic Party, which controls
the upper house of parliament and has called for snap elections. The political
stalemate has sunk Mr. Fukuda's approval ratings to around 20-percent.