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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...
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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 Yoshihide Suga is resigning.
Japanese Prime Minister Announces Surprise Resignation Ahead of General Elections
On Sept. 3, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unexpectedly announced his resignation from office. During his one-year tenure, Suga has been blamed for inadequate response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic. His departure comes amidst rapidly...
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...
Amidst Plummeting Approval Ratings, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Step Down
Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday, Aug. 3 that he will not be running in his party’s leadership race beginning on Sept. 29, effectively ending his tenure as Japanese prime minister after less...
A modern navy requires a large military budget
Japan Sets Record $52 Billion Military Budget
Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga has announced a record Ministry of Defense budget. Starting April 01, 2021, the annual military budget will be 5.34 trillion yen (approx. $51.7 billion). This is the ninth consecutive...