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World 13 Sep 2021 | 10:06 AM

Japan's vaccines minister Kono favoured as next PM in opinion polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's minister in charge of vaccines, Taro Kono, has emerged as the favoured candidate in weekend opinion polls on whom should succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

World 06 Sep 2021 | 9:10 AM

Japan's COVID minister Kono popular with voters for PM, may get heavyweight backing - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Taro Kono, Japan's minister in charge of fighting COVID-19 and a top choice of voters for Japanese prime minister, may also pick up the backing of a popular ruling party heavyweight in the race for party leader, broadcaster TV Asahi said on Monday.