At the joint press conference, Mr. Nishida said he hoped that Mr. Kan could inherit Abes governments policy so far. Taro Aso said that Kan Yiwei, who is experienced in the prevention and control of the new epidemic situation, is an excellent candidate for the president of the LDP. Zhu xiagen, President of the lower bamboo faction, also said that a strong cabinet should be formed during the difficult period of the country, and that the LDP president should inherit Abes ideas, so he recommended Kan Yiwei.
Kan Yiwei, born in 1948, does not belong to any faction of the LDP at present, the report said. However, as an old powerful member of Parliament who has been re elected for eight terms, Kan Yiwei is surrounded by a kan group composed of 30 or 40 younger generation members without faction.
Kan Yiwei runs for president of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan