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Kono hints at running for LDP presidency

  • August 5, 2017
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday morning’s Yomiuri reported on page 4 that Foreign Minister Kono said at a press conference on Friday that he will “take one step at a time” in thinking about the LDP presidential election slated for next September, hinting that he may run in the election. Noting that the appointment of Kono as foreign minister was a major highlight of the cabinet reshuffle, the paper wrote that if Kono succeeds in becoming a strong presence in foreign affairs, he may be able to participate in the “post-Abe” race. 

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