What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

Then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide holds up a sign announcing the new imperial era, “Reiwa”, to reporters on Apr. 1, 2019. It is little surprise that Suga Yoshihide, who was overwhelmingly favored going into Monday’s Liberal Democratic Party leadership vote, will succeed outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and serve out his party leadership term through September 2021. Suga, who will be sworn in on Wednesday, inherits a challenging set of issues. His core appeal to the outside world — as Abe biographer Tobias Harris and I recently discussed on the Asia Geopolitics podcast — is that he represents […]

Source: thediplomat.com

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