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)

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