On Friday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced he would not be running for reelection as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and in doing so effectively resigned from his position as Prime Minister after just one year in office.
The Japan Times’ political correspondent, Satoshi Sugiyama, discusses Suga’s sudden resignation and who might replace him as prime minister.
- A behind-the-scenes look at Suga’s shocking decision to quit the LDP race (Satoshi Sugiyama, The Japan Times)
- Suga’s abrupt exit throws LDP race wide open (Satoshi Sugiyama, The Japan Times)
- Vaccine czar Taro Kono tops opinion poll to be Japan’s next leader (The Japan Times)
- Could Japan soon have a female leader? Sanae Takaichi emerges as a contender (Tomohiro Osaki, The Japan Times)
- For Suga, the pandemic proved to be his undoing (Osamu Tsukimori, The Japan Times)
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