for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up
World News

Japan ruling party's Noda will not run to succeed Abe - Kyodo

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda, who is also minister in charge of women's empowerment, listens to a question during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling party politician Seiko Noda will not run in the race to head the Liberal Democratic Party and succeed outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday.

The former internal affairs minister had been one of few LDP politicians interested in becoming Japan’s first female prime minister, according to media.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up