Kishida Launches New LDP Leadership Team

Politics

Tokyo, Oct. 1 (Jiji Press)--Fumio Kishida, new president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, launched the party's new leadership team on Friday, while renewing its coalition with Komeito party.

Of the LDP's four key executive posts, the post of secretary-general went to former economy minister Akira Amari, 72, who is in the so-called "3A" alliance with two former prime ministers--Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso.

Tatsuo Fukuda, 54, whose father is former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, was named chairman of the General Council.

Former internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi, 60, who competed with Kishida in Wednesday's LDP leadership election, with support from Abe, was appointed to head the Policy Research Council.

Former Olympic minister Toshiaki Endo, 71, assumed the post of Election Strategy Committee chairman.

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