Support for Japan PM up on anti-COVID steps

In this file photo taken on Nov 10, 2021, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo. (STANISLAV KOGIKU / POOL / AFP) TOKYO – Nearly two-thirds of Japanese voters support Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government, with the public welcoming his anti-coronavirus measures, including temporary border […]

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 […]

Kishida set to become Japan PM after winning party vote

Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida reacts as he won in the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election in Tokyo on Sept 29, 2021. (KYODO NEWS VIA AP) Fumio Kishida is set to become Japan’s prime minister, after the ex-foreign minister overcame popular reformer Taro Kono to win leadership of the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party.  […]

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 […]