Japan’s vaccination minister Taro Kono seeks to be next prime minister

Japan’s leadership race is heating up as another contender enters the fray. Mr Taro Kono is the third person to throw his hat into the ring. As the minister-in-charge of COVID-19 vaccination in Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, Mr Kono stressed he was able to push vaccination throughout Japan. Looking ahead, he wants to promote digitalization, as an essential means to promote economic growth and to promote global competition. This is the second time Mr Kono is running in the LDP presidential race.

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