Fumio Kishida: calm centrist picked as Japan's next PM
Japan's next leader Fumio Kishida is a soft-spoken former foreign minister from a Hiroshima family of politicians, with a reputation of seeking the middle ground and a fondness for baseball.
In Victory for Japan Establishment, Fumio Kishida Set to Become Next Prime Minister
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday anointed former foreign minister Fumio Kishida as its next leader in a victory for the party's establishment that virtually ensures he will become prime minister within days.
Soft-spoken Kishida to become Japan's next PM after party vote
TOKYO - Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida won on Wednesday a race to lead Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), virtually ensuring that he will succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in the post within days. (Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Fumio Kishida: a ‘safe pair of hands’ for Japan’s ruling party
Analysis: election result marks return of pragmatic and centrist policies, spearheaded by a decent, if unexciting, leaderJapan’s governing Liberal Democratic party [LDP] has chosen stability and moderation in electing Fumio Kishida as its new leader – a post that all but guarantees that he will become the country’s prime minister on Monday.Kishida, like Taro Kono – the man he defeated in a second round of voting on Wednesday – is a hereditary po…