Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP
Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP
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Fumio Kishida confirmed as Japan’s new prime minister, elections set for October 31

  • Kishida takes office after being formally elected as Japan’s new prime minister at a special session of parliament, succeeding Yoshihide Suga
  • Kishida unveiled a cabinet line-up featuring allies of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, ensuring the influence of the latter’s conservative base

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Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP
Fumio Kishida, standing, is applauded after being elected as Japan’s new prime minister at the parliament's lower house on Monday. Photo: AP
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