ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

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.

Kishida retained the lineup of his first Cabinet, formed on Oct. 4 when he took office, except for naming a new foreign minister -- Yoshimasa Hayashi, a former education minister known for his close ties to China.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more