As Japan’s ruling LDP picks a new leader, what’s next for the new PM?

Published Sep 28 2021 at 11:00 PM GMT
  • Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday votes for a new leader, who will almost certainly become the next prime minister, after current premier Yoshihide Suga announced he would not seek a second term as party leader.
  • Running for the top post are popular vaccine minister Taro Kono, former foreign minister Fumio Kishida, former internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda from the party’s dwindling liberal wing.
  • The winner of the LDP leadership race is expected to….



  • Published Sep 28, 2021 11:00 PM GMT