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Japan PM names lawmaker Jojima as finance minister

Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:19 AM ET

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda appointed Koriki Jojima, a senior lawmaker in the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), as the country's new finance minister in a cabinet shakeup on Monday.

Jojima, 65, who previously served as the party's parliamentary affairs chief, replaces Jun Azumi as the minister in charge of fiscal, tax and currency policies.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Michael Watson)

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Keywords: JAPAN CABINET/JOJIMA FINMIN