Japanese PM Fumio Kishida takes foreign minister role amid questions over ‘pro-China’ Yoshimasa Hayashi

Nov 4, 2021 | INVESTING

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he would also temporarily take on the role of foreign minister after Toshimitsu Motegi was moved to the role of secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.Kishida will take on both roles only briefly as a new cabinet is due to be unveiled next Wednesday.The elevation of Motegi to what is effectively the second-in-command of the party was forced upon the prime minister after Akira Amari was defeated…

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