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Kishida Says He Will Not Dissolve the House of Representatives During Current Diet Session

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday evening expressed his intention not to dissolve the House of Representatives during the current Diet session.

“I’m not thinking about dissolving the House of Representatives during the current Diet session,” he told reporters at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Asked how he would respond if the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan submitted a no-confidence motion against his Cabinet to the lower house, he said: “In light of the basic stance of the Cabinet, I instructed [Liberal Democratic Party] Secretary General [Toshimitsu] Motegi to reject the motion immediately. I also asked Komeito leader [Natsuo] Yamaguchi for his cooperation.”