Japan’s new prime minister vows to strengthen economy, threatens to counter security from China

Japan’s parliament on Monday elected former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as Japan’s 100th prime minister after securing a majority in both houses. The 64-year-old politician replaces outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year. Kishida will become the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan.…

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