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Kishida re-elected Japan PM, pushes ahead with economic stimulus

Leader names new foreign minister, retains rest of cabinet

Fumio Kishida was re-elected as Japan's prime minister in a special session of parliament on Wednesday after his party won a general election last month. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fumio Kishida was re-elected Wednesday as Japan's prime minister by parliament after the ruling coalition won the general election last month, with his government making a fresh start to the work of reviving the coronavirus-hit economy and reducing income disparities.

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