Japan PM Kishida says will consider acting as foreign minister until new cabinet formed
Written by on November 3, 2021
November 4, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that he was considering acting as foreign minister himself until a new cabinet was formed later this month, as the incumbent foreign minister was set to take over a key ruling party post.
Kishida has tapped Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi for the No.2 post in the ruling party, a powerful role that includes shaping policy.
The party will convene an executive board meeting later on Thursday to confirm that appointment.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Elaine Lies; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)