Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. Photo: Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday named a new cabinet, with Yoshimasa Hayashi taking over as foreign minister and Gen Nakatani, a former defence minister, named the special adviser on human rights.
Kishida, president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was confirmed as prime minister 10 days after winning the general election, and is now expected to deliver on his campaign promises, including getting the economy back on track and achieving what he has termed “new capitalism” aimed at achieving economic growth and rectifying wealth disparities.
Hayashi replaces Toshimitsu Motegi, who is now the LDP’s secretary general.