Japan's Abe, headed for longest premiership, seeks stability in cabinet rejig

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By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely pick a former Olympic speed skater to prepare for the 2020 Games and keep allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday as he readies a tax rise and aims to revise the pacifist constitution. Speculation has swirled that Abe, poised to become Japan's longest-serving premier in November, will hand a post to Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, the popular son of an ex-prime minister whom surveys show voters favour as the next leader, but expectations have waned...

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