Japan PM Kishida boosted by surprisingly comfortable election win

Japan PM Kishida boosted by surprisingly comfortable election win

TOKYO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday he would make full use of his surprisingly strong election win as he tackles major policy decisions, including trying to pass an extra budget to accelerate the recovery from the pandemic.Stocks surged to a one-month high on relief the Liberal Democratic Party … Read more

Japan votes in test for new PM Kishida, political stability

Japan votes in test for new PM Kishida, political stability

Kishida’s coalition expected to keep its majorityNew prime minister’s LDP may suffer a bruisingLDP losses could weaken Kishida’s clout, ability to do jobTOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to endorse the conservative government of Fumio Kishida or weaken the new prime minister and possibly return … Read more