After the results of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Fumio Kishida has won the race. This win has put him on track to become the next Prime Minister after Yoshihide Suga, who has decided to resign after only one year in office.
Kishida’s popularity reigned over the other participants of the election-Sanae Takaichi, Taro Kono, and Seiko Noda.
The party’s popularity fell after it pushed for the Tokyo Olympics despite public opposition given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kishida, a former foreign minister, got the majority of the Liberal Democratic Party in parliament, with his position as Prime Minister is practically consolidated.
According to Yahoo! News Japan, some aspects of Kishida’s policy towards the anime industry are as follows:
“ Kishida used the hashtag #KishidaBOX to answer questions from voters. The most far-reaching publication was a response to the Kishida BOX: “ I have read all the volumes of Kimetsu no Yaiba, ” he wrote. “We will also work to improve the income of those involved in Japan’s soft power industries such as manga, anime, and film, ” earning thousands of retweets. “
After securing his victory, he said:
” My ability is to really listen to people. I am determined to work with everyone for an open Liberal Democratic Party and a bright future for Japan .”
Kishida, 64, has long been running for Prime Minister but lost to Suga in last year’s election. As the new Prime Minister, his mission would be to lead the Liberal Democratic Party to victory in the next general election.