Japan Election: Kishi Set to Win Father’s Seat in Yamaguchi

The Yomiuri Shimbun
LDP candidate Nobuchiyo Kishi, center, celebrates after it was certain he would win the by-election for Yamaguchi Constituency No. 2 on Sunday.

Nobuchiyo Kishi is set to win the House of Representatives by-election in Yamaguchi Constituency No. 2 on Sunday.

The 31-year-old is certain to take the seat previously held by his father, former Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, who resigned as a lower house member for health reasons. Nobuo Kishi is the younger brother of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was fatally shot last year.