Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) policy chief Fumio Kishida and former LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba. Photo: Kyodo
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) policy chief Fumio Kishida and former LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba. Photo: Kyodo
Shinzo Abe

Abe resignation: Japan PM race starts, with ally Fumio Kishida and critic Shigeru Ishiba making bids

  • Abe’s close aide Fumio Kishida, and the leader’s top critic, Shigeru Ishiba have indicated their interest in the top job
  • Meanwhile, Japanese and US government sources say that Abe will contact Trump on Monday and call for bilateral cooperation to continue under his successor

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) policy chief Fumio Kishida and former LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba. Photo: Kyodo
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) policy chief Fumio Kishida and former LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba. Photo: Kyodo
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