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Japan election

Koizumi endorses Kono as Japan's next ruling party chief

Abe protege Takaichi angles for broad LDP support to succeed Suga

Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi urged younger lawmakers in the Liberal Democratic Party to support Taro Kono in the leadership election.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Tuesday that he will back vaccine point man Taro Kono to become the next leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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