TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Japanese Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba, who frequently is available in excessive in lists of lawmakers that voters favour as premier, mentioned on Friday he was prepared to function prime minister if the circumstances and atmosphere are proper.
Following Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s choice earlier within the day to step down, Ishiba mentioned on Nippon Television Network’s night programme: “We have entered a model new part. I would like to assume arduous about what to do subsequent.”
(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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