China hawk and pacifist politician vie to become Japan’s first woman PM in LDP race

Published Sep 27 2021 at 5:54 AM GMT
  • Japan’s ruling party is set on Wednesday to vote for the country’s next prime minister in an election that includes women candidates for the first time in 13 years, including a China hawk backed by former premier Shinzo Abe.
  • The winner of the contest to lead the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is almost certain to succeed Yoshihide Suga as prime minister because the party has a majority in parliament’s powerful lower house.
  • Gunning for the top post are popular vaccine minister Taro….



  • Published Sep 27, 2021 5:54 AM GMT