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Fumio Kishida


As hypersonic and space threats loom, US and Japan launch new defence collaboration

January 07, 2022 10:32 pm

Foreign and defence ministers of the United States and Japan met virtually to discuss stepping up security ties amid a focus on Japan's role as tensions continue to rise over Taiwan and North Korean missile threats.

Japan's record $940 billion budget may help Covid-hit economy, fiscal discipline in doubt

December 24, 2021 12:33 pm

🔴 The budget of 107.6 trillion yen ($941.55 billion) for the fiscal year that starts in April 2022 is Japan's biggest initial spending plan, underscoring a priority of reviving the pandemic-hit economy over returning to long-term fiscal health.

Japan PM Kishida says he has no plan to visit Beijing Olympics

December 16, 2021 1:37 pm

China has called the boycotts 'political posturing' and a smear campaign.

Japan's PM Fumio Kishida opens door to new guidelines on corporate buybacks

December 14, 2021 1:44 pm

After Kishida's comments, the benchmark Nikkei and the broader Topix index both ended in the red, slipping deeper into negative territory after the lunch break.

Japan’s election looks closer than usual, but party in power has hit snooze

October 31, 2021 11:13 am

While slightly less stodgy than his predecessor, Yoshihide Suga, Kishida is frequently described as “boring” by the Japanese media, and he still struggles to connect with the public, or even his supporters and friends.

Japan votes in test for new PM Fumio Kishida, political stability

October 31, 2021 8:40 am

The vote is a test for Kishida, who called the election soon after taking the top post early this month, and for his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has been battered by its perceived mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Explained: Why Japanese PM Kishida has proposed a wealth redistribution council

October 16, 2021 12:32 pm

Kishida's aim is to combine former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe’s pro-growth policies, also dubbed ‘Abenomics’, with heightened efforts to move wealth from companies to households.

Here are the new ministers in Japan PM Kishida’s cabinet

October 04, 2021 5:03 pm

Vaccine minister Noriko Horiuchi, 55, will take her first ministerial post as one of three women in Fumio Kishida's cabinet lineup.

Japan's Parliament elects former diplomat Fumio Kishida as new PM

October 04, 2021 10:41 pm

With his party and its coalition partner holding a majority in both houses, Kishida won by a comfortable margin against Yukio Edano, head of the largest opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.

Japan's incoming PM Fumio Kishida to retain defence, education ministers: Report

October 02, 2021 2:51 pm

Nobuo Kishi and Koichi Hagiuda are both in the Hosoda faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which is closely related to former premier Shinzo Abe.