Fumio Kishida wins vote to become Japanese ruling party leader, PM

Japan’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, one of the candidates for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LPD), speaks during a debate session held by Japan National Press club, in Tokyo, Japan, September 18, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via Reuters

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, on Wednesday won the race to lead Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) party and become the next prime minister. read more

The soft-spoken Kishida, 64, won a run-off against vaccine minister Taro Kono with 257 votes to 170.

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“Our country’s government sincerely hopes that the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, under the leadership of President Kishida, will continue to promote the all-round friendly and substantive cooperation between Taiwan and Japan, and work together to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific…

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