Japan PM Kishida to reshuffle Cabinet amid sluggish support rates

Politics

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to reshuffle his Cabinet and ruling party leadership Wednesday, tapping a record five women as ministers in a bid to reverse the declining trend in the popularity of his government.

Kishida, a dovish moderate, hopes the personnel revamp will give a boost to his administration, paving the way for his Liberal Democratic Party to win in the next lower house election and strengthening his political foundation before the LDP presidential race in 2024.

In pursuit of bringing a fresh image to his Cabinet, Kishida has selected 11 new faces while keeping sev...

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