Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Fumio Kishida, rumored to be one of the contenders for the party's presidential race, isn't exactly a person with striking characteristics.

While former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba is often described as an eccentric gunji otaku (military geek) who at times offers insights into light topics such as Godzilla and criticizes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kishida, 60, refrains from confronting Abe.

He is also known as a person who gets the job done.