PM Fumio Kishida’s decision to appoint his son comes just a week after the government held an unpopular state funeral for Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
PM Fumio Kishida’s decision to appoint his son comes just a week after the government held an unpopular state funeral for Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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‘Hereditary politics’: Japan’s Kishida accused of nepotism for appointing son as executive secretary

  • Critics have suggested that Kishida is laying the groundwork for his 31-year-old son to be his eventual successor
  • Shotaro Kishida, already a member of his father’s staff, will join a small group of staffers that follows the prime minister everywhere

PM Fumio Kishida’s decision to appoint his son comes just a week after the government held an unpopular state funeral for Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
PM Fumio Kishida’s decision to appoint his son comes just a week after the government held an unpopular state funeral for Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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