The political status quo was upended worldwide in 2020, and Japan was no exception, with Shinzo Abe resigning as prime minister to bring his nearly eight-year tenure to an end, passing the baton to his loyal confidant Yoshihide Suga.

But don’t expect 2021 to be a quieter year in the political epicenter of Nagatacho. If anything, more drama is likely on the way.

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