• D. Brit

Japanese Parliament Elects Kishida As New Prime Minister

Updated: Oct 7


What Happened:

  • On Monday, Japan’s parliament elected the former diplomat, Fumio Kishida, as the new Prime Minister.

  • Kishida easily beat Yukio Edano in the election and will be sworn in later Monday.

  • Kishida will take over a struggling economy that took a significant hit during the pandemic under former PM Suga’s leadership.

  • Suga recently resigned after only 1 year in office.


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