Factbox: Profiles of possible Japanese cupboard ministers

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TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s parliament is anticipated to vote in Fumio Kishida as the brand new prime minister on Monday, with a cupboard line-up tipped to characteristic occasion stalwarts and allies of former prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Here are temporary profiles of some possible candidates:

FUMIO KISHIDA, PRIME MINISTER

A former overseas minister, Kishida has lengthy spoken of his want to turn into prime minister. He is seen as a soft-spoken, dovish consensus-builder, however lacks huge recognition.

As overseas minister, he oversaw the signing of a pact with South Korea on these pressured to work in Japan’s wartime brothels, and organized the go to of former U. S. President Barack Obama to the nuclear bomb memorial metropolis of Hiroshima.

TOSHIMITSU MOTEGI, FOREIGN MINISTER

One of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s few cupboard ministers to maintain his put up, Motegi, 65, served within the roles of financial system and commerce ministers earlier than Abe named him to the overseas ministry in a 2019 cupboard reshuffle.

As commerce minister, he tackled negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free commerce pact.

Educated at Harvard and the University of Tokyo, the English-speaking Motegi was first elected to the decrease home in 1993 from the then-opposition Japan New Party. He joined the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in 1995.

NOBUO KISHI, DEFENCE MINISTER

The youthful brother of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, 62-year-old Kishi was adopted by his childless uncle – the eldest son of ex-premier Nobusuke Kishi – quickly after beginning.

He labored within the United States, Australia, and Vietnam when employed by a buying and selling agency earlier than getting into politics in 2004.

Kishi, ideologically aligned together with his conservative brother Abe, has voiced help for constitutional revision in addition to issues over assertive neighbour China. He can also be identified to have pleasant ties with Taiwan.

He graduated from Keio University in 1981 with a level in economics.

SHUNICHI SUZUKI, FINANCE MINISTER

A bit of-known however well-connected politician who has beforehand served as Olympics Minister, Suzuki is the brother-in-law of present finance minister Taro Aso and the son of former prime Minister Zenko Suzuki.

He is broadly anticipated to keep away from straying from the federal government line and proceed its bid to stability progress spending with fiscal reform.

A graduate of Waseda University, he was first elected to parliament in 1990.

KOICHI HAGIUDA, ECONOMY AND TRADE MINISTER

Hagiuda, 58, is an in depth ally of former premier Abe.

As training minister since 2019, he served below each Abe and Suga. Previous authorities stints embrace serving as deputy chief cupboard secretary in Abe’s administration, in addition to a job as his particular adviser from 2013 to 2015.

First elected to the decrease home of parliament in 2003, he had beforehand served as an meeting member of native governments in Tokyo, the capital.

Reporting by Sakura Murakami and Elaine Lies; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attends a press conference at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters after he was elected as the party president in Tokyo, Japan September 29, 2021. Du Xiaoyi/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi arrives to attend the G20 meeting of foreign and development ministers in Matera, Italy, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attends a press conference at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters after he was elected as the party president in Tokyo, Japan September 29, 2021. Du Xiaoyi/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo