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Fumio Kishida has been named Japan’s 100th prime minister as he set out to form a government focused on addressing rising economic and national security threats from China.

Kishida won a tightly contested four-way race to succeed Yoshihide Suga last week as power brokers within the ruling Liberal Democratic party stood behind the 64-year-old former foreign minister’s promise to maintain continuity and political stability.

In line with his leadership contest victory, Koshida’s cabinet line-up suggested his priority was to reward the many factions that supported him, analysts said, resulting in critical posts for allies of former prime minister Shinzo Abe