| Fumio Kishida |
|Born||29 July 1957|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Prime Minister of Japan from October 2021
Fumio Kishida is the new Prime Minister of Japan. He replaced Yoshihide Suga after winning the Liberal Democrat leadership election. This gave him the right to lead the party into the 2021 Japanese general election in which he was victorious.
He was a junior minister.
Became Prime Minister in 2021.
Politically, he is leader of the Kōchikai, a leading moderate faction of the LDP.
Kishida is seen as dovish on foreign policy and lukewarm about revising Japan's pacifist constitution.
During the LDP leadership election, he called for Japan to strive for a new form of capitalism to reduce income disparity, saying neoliberalism and deregulation have widened economic gaps in society.
Being a representative from Hiroshima, Kishida has consistently advocated for Japanese diplomacy to promote nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).