Former Foreign Minister Fomio Khishido is set to become Japan’s new prime minister. He won the ruling party’s leadership election on Wednesday (September 29th). The leader of the ruling party in the country is the Prime Minister.
He has since pledged to redistribute national resources to counter Chinese influence and reduce income inequality for Japanese citizens.
The Washington Post and Japan Times reported that. Khishido, 74, will become prime minister next Monday after a special session of parliament. He is set to replace current Prime Minister Ishiido Sugar. Suga has decided to resign after her popularity plummeted after her failure to deal with the coronavirus in Japan. He has been in power for about a year.
Khishido has served as foreign minister for many years under former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He assured a smooth transfer of power. This election has been held strangely after frustration among the young members of the party. They lost confidence in sugar.
Khishido said he would listen carefully to people’s responses and work to gain confidence in the rebirth of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). “I have learned that the government has not listened to many of the party members,” the former foreign minister said on Wednesday. They were not heard from. That is why they could not trust the government.
As Sugar’s successor, he will have to meet the challenges of the epidemic and recover Japan from the economic stalemate. But at the forefront of his work is preparing for the next general election in late November. The LDP is expected to win that election. This will make Khishido’s prime ministership more mature.
Yu Uchiyama, a professor of political science at the University of Tokyo, said Khishido would be the most important candidate in the upcoming election – how he would reach out to voters. However, in terms of foreign policy, he is expected to continue the steps taken by Suga and Abe.
He must emphasize the Japan-US alliance and the free and open Indo-Pacific. It also needs to focus on strengthening ties with other members of the Quad to counter China’s growing influence.
“From a security, diplomacy point of view, I think we’re going to see a lot of change in Japan,” said Jeffrey Hornung, a Japanese security and foreign policy expert at the Washington-based RAND Corporation.
During the election campaign, Khishido said that China should be given the highest priority in dealing with it. He has a deep feeling about Beijing’s diplomatic and economic aggression.
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