New Japan PM Kishida unveils cupboard stacked with ex-premier Abe’s allies


TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled on Monday a cupboard line-up that includes allies of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, making certain the affect of the latter’s conservative base.

Of the 20 posts, 13 are stuffed by individuals with no prior cupboard expertise, in step with Kishida’s pledge to present probabilities to new individuals, however the majority of heavyweight jobs will go to allies of Abe, or outgoing finance minister Taro Aso.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

Japan's newly-elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 4, 2021.  REUTERS/Issei Kato