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Kishida to retain foreign and defense ministers with eye on China

Japan's incoming PM gives new economic security post to up-and-coming lawmaker

Japan's presumptive prime minister, Fumio Kishida, intends to launch a new cabinet on Oct. 4. (Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- Japan's presumptive prime minister, Fumio Kishida, has decided to retain the current defense minister in his new cabinet, keeping both the foreign policy and security chiefs in place to handle a rising China.

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