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Table: The Koizumi Cabinet: Who Might Join?


Possible reform nominees for key offices

KOICHI KATO

May get the Finance post. Has best reformist credentials: launched a popular but doomed revolt to unseat the Prime Minister last year.

MAKIKO TANAKA

Daughter of late LDP strongman Kakuei Tanaka. Not a seasoned policymaker. But she has a big public following, and she has backed Koizumi as Japan's best chance for reform.

HAKUO YANAGISAWA

The heavy on finance reform. An LDP insider, he has firm ideas on how to fix the banks but has been blocked so far. Would run the Financial Services Agency.


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