On Monday, Fumio Kishida became Japan’s 100th Prime Minister.
Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and as Prime Minister of Japan, and will face a general election at the end of this month where he will hope to cement his position in power.
But who is Kishida and how did he rise to become the country’s newest Prime Minister? The Japan Times’ political correspondent Satoshi Sugiyama joins from his desk at the prime minister’s office to answer those very questions.
- Challenges await as Kishida takes reins as Japan’s prime minister (Satoshi Sugiyama, The Japan Times)
- What Kishida’s Cabinet picks tell us (Michael MacArthur Bosack, The Japan Times)
- Kishida off to rocky start in approval polls (The Japan Times)
- Japan’s general election to be held Oct. 31, new PM Kishida says (The Japan Times)
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