Fumio Kishida

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Person.png Fumio Kishida   EveripediaRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born29 July 1957
Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Alma materWaseda University
SpouseYuko Kishida
InterestsHiroshima
Prime Minister of Japan from October 2021

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In office
4 October 2021 - Present
Preceded byYoshihide Suga

Employment.png President of the Liberal Democratic Party

In office
29 September 2021 - Present

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In office
4 November 2021 - 10 November 2021

Employment.png Japan/Minister/Foreign Affairs

In office
26 December 2012 - 3 August 2017
Appointed byShinzō Abe

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In office
28 July 2017 - 3 August 2017
Appointed byShinzō Abe

Employment.png Minister of State for Space

In office
6 February 2008 - 1 August 2008
Appointed byYasuo Fukuda

Employment.png Minister of State for Consumers

In office
18 June 2008 - 1 August 2008
Appointed byYasuo Fukuda

Employment.png Minister of State for Regulatory Reform

In office
27 August 2007 - 1 August 2008
Appointed byShinzō Abe,  Yasuo Fukuda

Fumio Kishida is the new Prime Minister of Japan. He replaced Yoshihide Suga after winning the Liberal Democrat leadership election.[1] This gave him the right to lead the party into the 2021 Japanese general election in which he was victorious.

Early life

Born into a political family, Kishida spent part of his childhood in the United States where he attended school in New York City.[2]

Political career

He was a junior minister.

Became Prime Minister in 2021.

Political views

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.[3]

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).[4]



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