Fumio Kishida accepted as the next Prime Minister of Japan

Japan’s parliament voted to approve Fumio Kishida as prime minister.


Japan’s parliament on Monday voted to approve Fumio Kishida as prime minister, with the new leader expected to announce a cabinet that includes both holdovers and new faces.

Kishida, a soft-spoken descendant of the Hiroshima political family, defeated popular vaccine chief Taro Kono last week to win the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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