Kishida Fumio has won the LDP leadership and will be the next Prime Minister of Japan. He defeated Karo Tono, who was seen as the more moderate candidate. This comes as a bit of a surprise for many. Kishida is from Hiroshima, and opposes nuclear weaponry. Kishida may end up governing in a much more moderate way than some may expect, but only time will tell. I will, as always, continue to monitor how this impacts polling in Japan.