Yoshihide Suga


Kishida’s Difficult Year

East Asia Forum

Support for Kishida’s government has plummeted to below 30%. Next year will be no easier with local elections scheduled in April and big issues on the table such as mounting security challenges, a declining birth rate, and overcoming obstacles to economic reform.


Japan Warily Welcomes Back International Travelers

East Asia Forum

In his parliamentary speech in October, Kishida presented his plan to revive the Japanese economy, including a pledge to increase international tourist spending beyond the pre-pandemic high in 2019.


Biden to Host ‘Quad’ Leaders for Summit to Counter China

Deutsche Welle

Joe Biden will host prime ministers of India, Japan, and Australia at the White House for the first Quad summit. Covid-19, climate change, and China are expected among the key issues at the meeting.


Who Will Replace Yoshihide Suga as Japan’s Prime Minister? Here’s a Rundown of the Candidates.

The Conversation

With a weakened opposition, the Liberal Democratic Party would still be favored to retain power in the Diet after the general election, meaning whoever wins the party leadership contest will likely remain Japan’s prime minister.


Japan’s Suga Won’t Run In Leadership Race, Opening Door for New PM

Deutsche Welle

With his popularity in freefall, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not enter a race for party leadership key to determining Japan's next prime minister. Markets have responded positively to the prospect of a new leader.


Covid: Japan Suspends 1.6 Million Moderna Vaccine Doses

Deutsche Welle

The move came "out of an abundance of caution" after reported contamination in some of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine vials in Japan, the company said.


Japanese PM Faces Tough Balancing Act Between US, China

Voice of America

Japanese Prime Minister will be the first foreign leader to meet Biden at the White House.


Rethinking Japan’s Refugee and Asylum Policy

East Asia Forum

Japan is unlikely to expand its refugee intake in the near future despite international criticism.


Can Suga Lead on Japanese Foreign Policy?

East Asia Forum

Suga can be one of the many typical post-war premiers who focuses on domestic policy, but the regional security environment around Japan will not allow this indefinitely.


The Making of Prime Minister Suga

The Interpreter

Shinzo Abe's “Mr. Fix-It” has the top job. Will he make his own mark in a country famed for its revolving door of PMs?

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