Japan PM Fumio Kishida picks China critic Gen Nakatani to be human rights adviser

Nov 8, 2021 | INVESTING

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has picked a critic of China’s treatment of the Uygur ethnic group to be his aide for human rights issues, a move that could increase friction between Asia’s two biggest economies.The premier will name former defence minister Gen Nakatani to be his special adviser on human rights issues, a government spokesman told reporters on Monday. The appointment is expected for later this week when a special parliamentary session convenes. Nakatani, who co-chairs a…

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