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  • Kishida to be head of LDP policy council

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to appoint Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council in Thursday’s Cabinet and party leadership reshuffle, it has been learned. The assignment of Kishida, 60, who now concurrently serves as defense …

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