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Ex-foreign minister Kishida to be Japan's new PM after winning party vote

Former banker has promised tens of trillions of yen in spending and pledged to steer away from 'neo-liberal' economic policies.

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Japan | Yoshihide Suga

Isabel Reynolds | Bloomberg 



Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida after casting his ballot at the LDP leadership election in Tokyo. Photo: Bloomberg

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 party.

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First Published: Wed, September 29 2021. 12:52 IST

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