Outcome uncertain as Japan’s ruling party to vote on next PM

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, Japan, on Sept 17, 2021. The contenders are (from left) Taro Kono, the cabinet minister in charge of vaccinations; Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister; Sanae Takaichi, former internal affairs minister; and […]

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 […]