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Fumio Kishida should kick-start reform drive to meet China challenge

New Japan leader needs to act fast to name a credible economic team

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Fumio Kishida reacts during a press conference after he is elected as ruling Liberal Democratic Party president on Sept. 29: his plans for moves to raise Japan's competitive game are still murky.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

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