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Fumio Kishida set to be next prime minister of Japan

Kishida’s victory caps an unpredictable Liberal Democratic Party election, in which two of the four candidates were female and most of the party’s largest factions allowed their members a free vote.

Fumio Kishida showed a harder edge in his campaign for the leadership, having expressed the need to deal “firmly” with the stability of the Taiwan Strait. (Bloomberg / File Photo)
Fumio Kishida showed a harder edge in his campaign for the leadership, having expressed the need to deal “firmly” with the stability of the Taiwan Strait. (Bloomberg / File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Who will be Japan's next prime minister?

Taro Kono may be the favourite with members of the Liberal Democratic Party, but factional politics mean that Fumio Kishida is likely to emerge as Japan's new prime minister, say experts.

'At this stage, I would be very surprised if Fumio Kishida does not win,' said Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Tokyo's Sophia University (Kim Kyung-Hoon / REUTERS)
'At this stage, I would be very surprised if Fumio Kishida does not win,' said Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Tokyo's Sophia University (Kim Kyung-Hoon / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 11:19 AM IST
ByDeutsche Welle

Japan's ruling party to pick new leader who is set to become next prime minister

The race to become the next leader of the world's third-largest economy is unusually tight this time around, in part because most of the party's powerful factions are not backing a candidate and their members will vote freely.

Japan: Candidates for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party pose prior to a joint news conference at the party's headquarters in Tokyo. (File Photo / AP)
Japan: Candidates for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party pose prior to a joint news conference at the party's headquarters in Tokyo. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 08:13 AM IST
AFP |

Japan to lift all coronavirus state of emergency at September end

Japan’s current state of emergency, declared in April, was repeatedly extended and expanded.

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters about lifting of a state of emergency at his official residence.(AP)
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters about lifting of a state of emergency at his official residence.(AP)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 02:26 PM IST

PM Modi's departure statement ahead of US visit 2021: Full text

PM Narendra Modi's US Visit 2021: PM Modi will be reviewing the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, a statement from the PMO detailed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden during his US visit (PTI)(File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden during his US visit (PTI)(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 11:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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