Abe’s likely successor Suga stresses alliance with US as Japan’s foreign policy foundation

Mr Yoshihide Suga said he would seek to pursue “strategic” relations with both China and South Korea through communication. TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – Yoshihide Suga, the front runner to become Japan’s next premier, emphasised the importance of the nation’s alliance with the United States for the country’s foreign policy.

“With the US-Japan alliance at the foundation, it is important for Japan to get along with other Asian nations,” Mr Suga said in a debate in Tokyo on Saturday (Sept 12) at the Japan National Press Club.

While Japan faces difficulties in its relations with China and South Korea, Mr Suga said […]

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