Kishida To Take Office As Japan PM With Virus, Economy Top Challenges

Kishida To Take Office As Japan PM With Virus, Economy Top Challenges

Raghavan Mayur

On Monday, Fumio Kishida, the new leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will take office as prime minister and form his Cabinet, tasked with keeping COVID-19 under control while reviving a battered economy.

The former foreign minister will also be looking to bolster cooperation with the United States to counter China's rising assertiveness and military buildup and address the recent resumption of ballistic missile tests by North Korea.

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