Japan’s new Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to appoint former Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as new foreign minister, Jiji news agency reported on Saturday.

The appointment will be part of a new cabinet Kishida is expected to craft on Wednesday, after his ruling party won a lower house election on Oct. 31.

Reporting by Leika Kihara
Editing by Chris Reese

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