Japan PM Kishida to appoint ex-education minister Hayashi as foreign minister -Jiji

Written by on November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to appoint former Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as new foreign minister, Jiji news agency reported on Saturday.

The appointment will be part of a new cabinet Kishida is expected to craft on Wednesday, after his ruling party won a lower house election on Oct. 31.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Reese)

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