Prime Minister Kishida entered a clinic in Tokyo on the morning of the 11th to undergo surgery for chronic sinusitis, which causes nasal congestion.

Since last year, Prime Minister Kishida has complained of symptoms of chronic sinusitis, such as nasal congestion, and has decided to undergo endoscopic surgery in order to be in perfect physical condition for future activities.

After 10:30 am on the 11th, he entered a clinic in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.

If Prime Minister Kishida successfully completes the surgery, he will return to the Prime Minister's official residence on the 11th, and after undergoing an examination at this clinic again on the 12th, he plans to return to official duties in earnest from the 13th at the beginning of the week. .

In addition, since general anesthesia is used for the operation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno will act as a temporary deputy for the Prime Minister during the hours when the anesthesia is effective, based on the provisions of the Cabinet Law.