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Kishida Prepares To Announce Rejig Of LDP Executive Line-Up

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Alongside the expected Cabinet reshuffle, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to announce a minor rejig of senior executive officers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

  • As flagged earlier, local media outlets reported that Sanae Takaichi is leaving LDP Board to serve as Japan's Economic Security Minister. She will be replaced by Koichi Hagiuda of the Abe faction, even as he initially appeared reluctant to accept the offer.
  • Hiroshi Moriyama is expected to become the LDP's new election strategy czar. He leads the smallest faction in the ruling party (7 lawmakers), which was previously known as the Ishihara faction, before its former leader lost his seat in the 2021 election.
  • The following table was created based on a report circulated by Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Table 1. Tentative Plan Of LDP Executive Line-Up Reshuffle

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Alongside the expected Cabinet reshuffle, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to announce a minor rejig of senior executive officers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

  • As flagged earlier, local media outlets reported that Sanae Takaichi is leaving LDP Board to serve as Japan's Economic Security Minister. She will be replaced by Koichi Hagiuda of the Abe faction, even as he initially appeared reluctant to accept the offer.
  • Hiroshi Moriyama is expected to become the LDP's new election strategy czar. He leads the smallest faction in the ruling party (7 lawmakers), which was previously known as the Ishihara faction, before its former leader lost his seat in the 2021 election.
  • The following table was created based on a report circulated by Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Table 1. Tentative Plan Of LDP Executive Line-Up Reshuffle

Keep reading...Show less