Ex-Defense Minister Ishiba not to run in LDP leadership race
Written by tokyoclub on September 15, 2021
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba said Wednesday he will not run in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election on Sept. 29.
Ishiba, who was the public’s No. 2 pick as successor to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in opinion polls after vaccination minister Taro Kono, said he will support Kono in the race.