Shigeru  Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP Shigeru  Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP
Shigeru Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP

Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

The LDP's secretary general is viewed as a potential challenger to Shinzo Abe for the leadership who could prove to be more palatable to China

Shigeru  Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP Shigeru  Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP
Shigeru Ishiba (left) is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies. Photo: AP
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