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File Photo: Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe attends a debate with rival party leaders ahead of July 10 upper house election in Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet on Aug. 3 to accelerate his "Abenomics" economic policies.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the cabinet will approve an economic stimulus package next Tuesday, a day before the cabinet reshuffle.

He also said Japan's job market is steady improving and the government would make utmost efforts to beat deflation and revive the economy.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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