Fumio Kishida To Become Next Japan PM

30 September 2021 Current Affairs:Fumio Kishida is set to become the new Prime Minister of Japan after being elected as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader. 

Highlights
♦ Kishida will succeed party leader PM Yoshihide Suga, who announced his decision to step down from the position. 
♦ Fumio Kishida is Japan’s former foreign minister, and he will be elected on October 4 as Japan’s next Prime Minister in the Parliament.
♦ He beat Taro Kono, the popular vaccinations minister, n a runoff vote as the ruling party’s leader in a runoff vote.
♦ Kishida has vowed to proclaim a new pandemic incentive and resolved to tackle income inequality and mark a departure from the neo-liberal economics that have ruled Japanese politics.
♦ In 2016, he had organised the historic visit of the then US president Barack Obama to Hiroshima.

 

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