Japan’s Kishida to forge ahead with economy plans after win

Japan's Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Nov 1, 2021, hours after his party kept a comfortable majority in Sunday's parliamentary election despite losing some seats. (RODRIGO REYES MARIN/POOL PHOTO VIA AP) Japanese Premier Fumio Kishida vowed to act fast […]

Japan’s LDP leadership contender Kishida vows to narrow income gap

In this Sept 14, 2020 photo, Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks off after casting his ballot during the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo. (EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL / AFP) TOKYO – Japan's Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Wednesday to increase people's income and narrow gaps through wealth redistribution in […]

Here’s who to look out for in the race to succeed Japan’s Suga

This combo photo shows the contenders who are likely to be in the race to succeed Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. From left, clockwise, are Taro Kono, administrative reform minister; Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister; Shigeru Ishiba, ex-defense minister; Shinzo Abe, former prime minister; LDP policy chief Hakubun Shimomura; Seiko Noda, ex-internal affairs minister; and […]

Japan PM’s rival Kishida urges coronavirus stimulus package

Japan's former foreign minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a debate organized by Liberal Democratic Party, Youth Bureau, Women's Bureau at Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo on Sept 9, 2020. (PHILIP FONG / POOL / AFP) TOKYO – Japan's former foreign minister Fumio Kishida, who is challenging Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as ruling party chief, […]