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Japan's cabinet resigns ahead of planned reshuffle

From Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The prime minister's office confirms the move
  • A new cabinet is expected to be announced later in the day

Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Japan's cabinet members have resigned ahead of a planned reshuffle, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's office said Friday.

The new cabinet was expected to be announced Friday afternoon.

CNN's John Raedler contributed to this report.