Japan: Kishida takes office as prime minister

Source: CNN

“Japan’s Fumio Kishida took office as the country’s new Prime Minister on Monday, tasked with leading the world’s third-largest economy out of the coronavirus pandemic. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country’s 100th prime minster following a parliamentary vote — his elevation all but a given due to the LDP’s majority in the lower house. Following the vote, Kishida announced his new Cabinet, which is stacked with allies of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.” (10/04/21)