By Kevin Buckland
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s incoming prime minister, Fumio Kishida, is about to maintain present Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi and present Schooling Minister Koichi Hagiuda in his cupboard, the Mainichi newspaper reported.
Kishi, 62, and Hagiuda, 58, are each within the Hosoda faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Get together, which is intently associated to former premier Shinzo Abe.
Kishida, a former international minister and chief of the Kishida faction, clinched victory within the LDP’s management election on Wednesday and is anticipated to be formally voted in as prime minister when parliament sits on Monday, saying a cupboard reshuffle the identical day.
Amongst different vital appointments, present finance minister Taro Aso’s brother-in-law Shunichi Suzuki is about to interchange him within the submit, in keeping with the each day Yomiuri. Little-known Suzuki is a former Olympics minister and son of former premier Zenko Suzuki, and belongs to Aso’s LDP faction.
International Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is about to retain his submit, whereas Hirokazu Matsuno, who served as training minister below former prime minister Shinzo Abe, is prone to develop into chief cupboard secretary, media have reported. Matsuno can be a member of the Hosoda faction.
(Reporting by Kevin Buckland; modifying by Jane Wardell)