Kishida Retaining Finance, Trade Ministers
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is contemplating retaining Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki and several key figures in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle and ruling party's leadership changes to ensure stability, according to government and ruling party sources, Kyodo News reported.
Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki was among those retained by Kishida. I Photo: 首相官邸
Other officials expected to be reappointed include Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Minister of Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura, Digital Minister Taro Kono, and Economic Security Minister Sanae Takaichi.
Within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's key executives, Kishida plans to keep Toshimitsu Motegi as secretary-general, the party's second-ranking position.
Yuko Obuchi, the 49-year-old daughter of the late Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, is set to be appointed as the election campaign chief, potentially refreshing the party's image, which is largely dominated by male politicians.