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Japan’s parliament elects former diplomat Fumio Kishida as the new prime minister, replacing Yoshihide Suga

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament elects former diplomat Fumio Kishida as the new prime minister, replacing Yoshihide Suga. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. Locations. Japan. East Asia. Asia. Watch Now: Related Video.
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Yoshihide Suga Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Suga is the longest-serving chief cabinet secretary in Japanese history. 1975 – Accepts a job as secretary to Hikosaburo Okonogi, a member of the House of Representatives from Yokohama. April 1987-1996 – Yokohama City Council member. 1996 –...
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Japan could elect its first female prime minister after Yoshihide Suga steps down

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who succeeded the country’s longest-serving leader in history, is stepping down after just one year at the helm of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The wildly unpopular Suga said last week that he would not seek reelection, clearing the path for a new premier to take charge of the world’s third-largest economy.
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Who will replace Yoshihide Suga as Japan's prime minister? Here's a rundown of the candidates

The sudden decision by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to step aside as leader of Japan’s ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has dramatically shaken up this month’s leadership race — and likely the national election, due soon after. Suga’s poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic since succeeding Shinzo Abe last year led to a steady decline in his approval ratings, and the subsequent loss of backing from leaders in his party. Instead of a post-Olympic bump, Suga’s cabinet saw its lowest approval ratings since he took office at just 29% in mid-August. The Japan Times blamed this on Suga’s government,...
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Yoshihide Suga to step down as Japan's prime minister

Japan's prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has said he will not run for re-election as party leader this month, signalling the end of his tenure. Mr Suga had been appointed to the role just a year ago following the resignation of Shinzo Abe. The shock announcement comes as Mr Suga's approval...
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Japan PM Yoshihide Suga announces he won’t run for re-election as party leader

Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, is to step down from his party’s leadership this month amid mounting discontent at his government’s handling of the pandemic. “The battle against the coronavirus takes a vast amount of energy and I don’t feel it is possible to carry on with that and fight the upcoming election for the party leadership,” said Suga in a brief statement to reporters, during which he took no questions.
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Japan's Yoshihide Suga: return of the one-year premier

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday he would step down, setting the stage for a new premier after a one-year tenure marred by an unpopular COVID-19 response and sinking public support. Suga took over after Shinzo Abe resigned last September. Before Abe's record eight-year...
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