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Sep 15, 2020
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Shinzo’s younger brother Abe may become Japan’s new defense minister – media

Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Shinzo Abe, may become the new Minister of Defense of Japan, Kyodo agency writes.

As specified, the current Minister of Defense Taro Kono may leave his post during the upcoming reshuffle in the government of the new Prime Minister of the country.

Thus, Kono, who previously headed the country's foreign policy department, from the post of defense minister can be transferred to the post of minister of administrative affairs and communications, and Nobuo Kishi, who served as the country's deputy foreign minister, is likely to become the new defense minister.

Earlier it became known that Yoshihide Suga was elected the new head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. As reported, 377 votes were cast for him, while his rivals - ex-Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida - received 68 and 69 votes.

Yoshihide Suga previously announced his intention to "inherit and develop" the political course of his predecessor in this post, Shinzo Abe.

We will remind, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe announced his decision to resign for health reasons.

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