Tadamori Oshima, the newly appointed secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said Friday that regaining the public’s trust will require concrete policies and a clear, new vision of what the party stands for.

Oshima, a former farm minister who was appointed to the party’s No. 2 post Tuesday, said during a group interview that the LDP must get back to basics by campaigning at the grassroots level while simultaneously strengthening the party’s ability to govern.

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