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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jan 3, 2021
Can Suga lead beyond September or is he destined to be a short-term PM?
Entering a high-stakes election year, the prime minister will be faced with a series of uphill battles over the global health crisis, his policies — and his own political fate.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 28, 2020
A Liberal Democratic party heavyweight toppled?
Ishiba's decision to step down as leader of his faction has left many wondering what it may portend in terms of LDP factional politics and his future political prospects.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 28, 2020
Two LDP factions face uncertain future after losing race to Suga
The status of Shigeru Ishiba's group is up in the air, while Fumio Kishida is exploring mergers with other factions to bolster his chances of becoming prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2020
Ishiba to step down as LDP faction head after heavy loss to Suga
The Liberal Democratic Party's Shigeru Ishiba said Thursday he is resigning as head of his faction following a poor showing in last month's party leadership race against Yoshihide Suga, who is now prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 3, 2020
The media’s role in helping Suga become Japan’s prime minister
A funny thing happened between the day Shinzo Abe said he was stepping down as Japan's prime minister and the day Yoshihide Suga was elected the new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Abe's presumptive successor. Prior to Abe's Aug. 28 announcement, his Cabinet's support rate was the lowest it had been since July 2017. Afterward, however, it skyrocketed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Commentary
Sep 16, 2020
Breaking down Suga's picks for his first Cabinet
With Yoshihide Suga formally appointed as prime minister on Wednesday, all eyes will be watching to see how the newly minted leader will steer Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 14, 2020
Japan's next leader: How Yoshihide Suga beat the odds to succeed Shinzo Abe
The current chief Cabinet secretary won by a landslide in the party poll, all but guaranteeing his spot at the top.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2020
LDP candidates make their pitch in final debate before party chooses Abe's successor
Yoshihide Suga, Shigeru Ishiba and Fumio Kishida entered the home stretch Saturday, touting their policies during the final debate of the brief campaign.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2020
Vast majority of LDP lawmakers back Suga in post-Abe leadership race
Suga, who has already secured the overwhelming support of LDP lawmakers ahead of its presidential election next week, had the backing of 50.2 percent of those surveyed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 9, 2020
What to watch for in the LDP leadership race
With Yoshihide Suga's assured victory, we now have a clearer outlook of Japan's political landscape for the next twelve months.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 8, 2020
Japan's foreign policy: What's next after Shinzo Abe's exit?
Everybody seemed to know the result even before the game began.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2020
Suga, Kishida and Ishiba hold first public faceoff as LDP race officially begins
The leadership election will be held next Monday, with the new prime minister expected to be named at an extraordinary Diet session set to be convened on Sept. 16.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2020
The 'Iron Wall,' the 'prince' and the 'military geek': A look at the trio vying to lead Japan
Shigeru Ishiba, Yoshihide Suga and Fumio Kishida are aiming to become party president — and by default, the nation's next prime minister — in the Sept. 14 election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2020
Suga, favored to succeed Abe, says won't lead 'interim' government
The remarks counter the view among some LDP members that the next government will only serve as a transition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2020
Shigeru Ishiba offers raft of fresh policy ideas ahead of LDP election
The former defense minister pledged to retain the best of Abe's legacy, addressing wealth gaps while adopting a clear-eyed but hawkish stance on regional security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2020
Most LDP chapters to hold primaries to pick Abe's successor
The move will help to placate rank-and-file members of the party who were set to be disenfranchised in the upcoming leadership poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2020
Fumio Kishida unveils platform in bid to stand out from Suga
The LDP leadership contender also took a subtle swipe at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose policies have been criticized as polarizing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 2, 2020
Suga, Abe’s right-hand man, declares candidacy for LDP leadership vote
Even before notice was issued of the contest to lead Japan's ruling party, Yoshihide Suga already had an overwhelming lead.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 2, 2020
Who succeeds Abe’s foreign policy?
Under his diplomatic doctrine, Abe dramatically improved relations with the United States while outstanding issues with Russia and North Korea remained unsolved.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 2, 2020
How a dark horse became the front-runner to become Japan’s next prime minister
In a normal world, Abe's chief lieutenant, Yoshihide Suga, wouldn't have had a chance — but the LDP's logic changed that.

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