TOKYO -- A long-time rival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared his candidacy Friday for president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, looking to deny Abe a third consecutive term and take over as the nation's leader.
"I wish to pursue politics that is honest, fair, humble and meticulous," Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister, told reporters inside the parliament building.
By continuing to browse this website, you accept cookies which are used for several reasons such as personalizing content/ads and analyzing how this website is used. Please review our
to learn how you can update your cookie settings.