Shinzo Abe takes office, pledges to revive Japanese economy | Asia Pacific

Shinzo Abe takes office, pledges to revive Japanese economy

Shinzo Abe takes office, pledges to revive Japanese economy

Updated 27 December 2012, 16:42 AEST

The latest man through the revolving doors of the Japanese Prime Ministership is a familiar face.

Japan's parliament gave Shinzo Abe his old job back today, off the back of his Liberal Democratic Party's dramatic landslide victory earlier this month.

He's now Japan's seventh prime minister in less than seven years. And he's named his new cabinet - giving another former PM, Taro Aso, the job of digging Japan out of persistent recession in his new post as finance minister.

Presenter: Corinne Podger

Speaker: Ellis Krauss, Professor of Japanese Politics and Policy-making, University of California San Diego

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