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Fumio Kishida set to be next Japan PM

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 30, Sep 2021
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  • Japan’s ruling party elected former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida its new leader
  • The soft-spoken centrist defeated popular vaccine chief Taro Kono in an unusually close race to succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
  • After a special parliamentary session set to take place on October 4, Kishida will be confirmed as the 100th Prime Minister of Japan.
  • He has long been in support of banning nuclear weapons, calling it “his life’s work”

About Japan

  • Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
  • It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.
  • Japan is the eleventh-most populous country in the world
  • Japan is the world’s third largest economy.
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Japanese yen