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Who is Fumio Kishida, Japan’s Next Prime Minister, and What Challenges Does He Face?
Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister for Japan, is set to become the country’s 100th Prime Minister after winning the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) leadership election on Sep. 29. Kishida is expected to assume...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) receives a bouquet of flowers from former foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after Kishida was announced the winner of the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election on September 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Suga Departing: Abe’s ‘Right Hand Man’ Leaves Japanese PM Office After One Year
When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced in September that he would be stepping down, the Japan Times indicated that his was a bombshell decision, reporting that the Japanese business community was “stunned”. The PM...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence on September 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga announced that the coronavirus state of emergency will end on Thursday, September 30.
Suga lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency
Noting that COVID-19 infections have significantly declined from their peak, the Japanese government will end the state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka, and 17 other prefectures today, September 30. The restrictions have been in effect...
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Fumio Kishida Set to Become Japan’s 100th Prime Minister
Fumio Kishida, 64, is set to become Japan's 100th prime minister following a leadership vote on Wednesday, Sept. 29, by the incumbent Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Kishida won the runoff 250-170 against rival Taro Kono...
Japanese Prime Minister Candidate Calls for Increased Missile-Strike Capabilities to ‘Resist Authoritarianism’s Advance’
One of the top two candidates vying to become Japan’s next Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Japan should consider expanding its missile-strike capabilities in...