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Support for Kishida cabinet remains steady

Today’s Nikkei front-paged the results of its latest public opinion survey that put support for the Kishida administration at 61%, up 2 points from a month ago, and nonsupport at 27%, also up 2 points. Respondents said they want the second Kishida administration to focus on achieving economic recovery first, followed by social security reform and COVID-19 measures. Some 56%….Read more

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Kishida reelected as prime minister

NHK reported that Kishida was reelected by both Houses of the Diet as the country’s prime minister this afternoon. Former LDP Secretary General Hosoda was elected as the new speaker of the Lower House and the CDPJ’s Kaieda Banri as vice speaker. The network added that Kishida is expected to announce his new Cabinet later today.

  • November 10, 2021
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Kishida re-elected Japan PM by parliament after general election win

Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party President Fumio Kishida was re-elected Wednesday as prime minister in a special parliament session after his party secured a majority in the House of Representatives election on Oct. 31.   Prior to the three-day Diet session through Friday, his Cabinet resigned en masse as required by the Constitution. Kishida, who has served as premier for just….Read more

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Kishida’s top diplomat pick highlights growing confidence

Decision to plow ahead with personal choice for post, despite objections in LDP, could pay off big   By Michael MacArthur Bosack, contributing writer   When Fumio Kishida forms his Cabinet this week, all but one of his ministers are set to return.   Toshimitsu Motegi vacated the foreign minister post to take over as the Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general,….Read more

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Kishida to launch second cabinet today

All national dailies wrote that Prime Minister Kishida is expected to launch his second cabinet today following his reelection as prime minister at extraordinary sessions in both houses of the Diet. The premier is expected to keep all the members of his current cabinet in place except for Foreign Minister Motegi, who has left the cabinet to assume the post….Read more

  • November 10, 2021
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Kishida Cabinet support rate rises 5 points to 53%, NHK public opinion poll

According to the November NHK public opinion poll, 53% of respondents said they support the Kishida Cabinet, up 5 percentage points from the survey conducted one week prior to the Lower House election last month. Nonsupport inched down by 2 points to 25%.   NHK conducted a nationwide survey over the three-day period of Nov. 5–7, 2021, on a computer-aided….Read more

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Nakatani named as Kishida’s special adviser on human rights

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will appoint Gen Nakatani, a former defense minister, to a new post of special adviser to the prime minister on human rights issues to deal with abuses in China.   Kishida told Nakatani about his decision to appoint him to the newly created post when they met at the prime minister’s office on the morning of….Read more

  • November 8, 2021
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Kishida to tap former defense chief Nakatani as special advisor on human rights

NHK reported that Prime Minister Kishida is making final arrangements to appoint former Defense Minister Nakatani Gen as his special advisor on human rights when he launches his second administration on Nov. 10. The network said Nakatani, 64, was first elected to the Lower House in 1990 and has held key senior positions such as defense minister and chairman of….Read more

  • November 8, 2021
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Hayashi to be tapped as foreign minister

All national papers reported over the weekend that Prime Minister Kishida has decided to appoint former Education Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa as foreign minister when he launches his second cabinet on Wednesday. According to Yomiuri, the premier chose the veteran politician, who earned a master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School, in view of his foreign policy expertise. The paper noted that….Read more

  • November 7, 2021
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Poll: Close to half welcome ruling coalition’s resounding victory

Monday’s Asahi front-paged the results of its latest public opinion survey showing that some 47% felt the ruling coalition’s major victory in the general election a week ago was good while 34% felt otherwise. About 65% said the ruling coalition won a majority because the opposition bloc cannot be trusted. Some 54% thought the election cooperation between the Constitutional Democratic….Read more

  • November 8, 2021
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