Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party leader Fumio Kishida (right) and his predecessor Yoshihide Suga stand on stage following the LDP leadership vote in Tokyo on September 29. Photo: Reuters
Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party leader Fumio Kishida (right) and his predecessor Yoshihide Suga stand on stage following the LDP leadership vote in Tokyo on September 29. Photo: Reuters
Yoshihiro Sakai
Opinion

Opinion

Yoshihiro Sakai

Why Japan will take a more China-friendly turn after its general election

  • Expect Fumio Kishida to take a more progressive approach to issues around Japan’s sluggish economy and foreign affairs
  • Enacting his policies will require greater trade and investment, and he is likely to look to China for both once his election victory is secured

Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party leader Fumio Kishida (right) and his predecessor Yoshihide Suga stand on stage following the LDP leadership vote in Tokyo on September 29. Photo: Reuters
Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party leader Fumio Kishida (right) and his predecessor Yoshihide Suga stand on stage following the LDP leadership vote in Tokyo on September 29. Photo: Reuters
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