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Who is Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s next prime minister?

The Current

Release Date: 09/15/2020

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Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has elected Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister, following a parliamentary vote on Wednesday. Brookings Senior Fellow Mireya Solís describes Suga's humble beginnings and political career, and the numerous domestic and foreign policy challenges awaiting him as he steps into office.

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