Moreover, according to Kyodo news agency, Mr. Kishida also hopes the cabinet reshuffle will help consolidate support for him ahead of the LDP presidential election next year.
Eleven of the 19 cabinet ministers have been replaced. Notably, veteran Congress member Yoko Kamikawa was appointed Foreign Minister. Mr. Minoru Kihara, who served as a special adviser to former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, was appointed Defense Minister.
The new Cabinet members include Health Minister Keizo Takemi, Reconstruction Minister Shinako Tsuchiya and Agriculture Minister Ichiro Miyashita.
Ms Yoko Kamikawa becomes Japanese Foreign Minister Photo: Reuters
To maintain stability, several key cabinet members were retained, including Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura… One notable thing is that the new cabinet has 5 women ministers, up from 2. Are. Rear cabinet.
The same day, Mr. Kishida also announced several changes to the LDP leadership. Former Industry Minister Ms. Yuko Obuchi replaced Mr. Hiroshi Moriyama as head of the Election Strategy Committee.
Mr. Moriyama was appointed Chairman of the LDP General Department. Prime Minister Kishida has retained the posts of General Secretary Toshimitsu Motegi and Koichi Hagiuda, head of the Policy Research Department.
The above improvement took place in the context of price increases but not wage increases. Following the move, Mr Kishida will implement economic measures to tackle skyrocketing prices, consider funding measures for child-rearing policies and address problems related to water discharge. Radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will be processed in the ocean.