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Japan's Kishida builds network around alma mater and party allies

Next PM taps former METI bureaucrat Shimada as political secretary

Kishida, second from top right, played second base and shortstop on his high school baseball team, an experience that made him a firm believer in the power of teamwork.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Who will Fumio Kishida turn to for expertise as he tries to assemble a government that can deliver on his policy goals?

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