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Former health minister Nemoto to be acting chairperson of Kishida faction

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

On Dec. 23, the Kishida faction of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) decided to appoint former health minister Nemoto Takumi as acting chairperson. Nemoto will also serve as the secretary-general. Former defense minister Onodera Itsunori and former State Minister for Measures for Declining Birthrate Matsuyama Masaji, were appointed as acting secretaries-general. With the acceptance of House of Representatives lawmaker Ishihara Hirotaka as a faction member, there are now 43 Diet members affiliated with the Kishida faction.

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