1. Shinzo Abe defends legacy as he stands down as Japanese prime minister  The Guardian
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Outgoing leader holds final cabinet meeting as his successor, Yoshihide Suga, prepares to take over Outgoing leader holds final cabinet meeting as his successor, Yoshihide Suga, prepares to take over

Shinzo Abe defends legacy as he stands down as Japanese prime minister | Japan | The Guardian

Yoshihide Suga has won the vote in parliament, and is largely expected to stay his predecessor's course.Yoshihide Suga has won the vote in parliament, and is largely expected to stay his predecessor's course.

Yoshihide Suga elected Japan's new prime minister succeeding Shinzo Abe - BBC News

The 71-year-old will need all his political skills to deal with COVID-19, a ravaged economy and an ageing population.The 71-year-old will need all his political skills to deal with COVID-19, a ravaged economy and an ageing population.

Formidable challenges await as Suga set to take over as Japan PM | News | Al Jazeera

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet have resigned, paving the way for Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), to...Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet have resigned, paving the way for Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), to...

Japanese Cabinet Resigns En Masse Ahead of Suga's Assumption of Premiership - Kyodo - Sputnik International

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Suga must expand Abe's assertive Indo-Pacific vision - Nikkei Asian Review

Shinzo Abe cited health problems last month in saying he intended to step down.

Japan’s prime minister steps down - POLITICO

As Japan's next prime minister, Yoshihide Suga will face an early, and difficult, leadership decision: whether to call an general election before his honeymoon with voters fades or wait and risk seeing ratings slide. The decision will affect Suga's chances of holding office beyond the remainder of Prime Minister Shinzo…

Suga faces tricky call on snap election - Japan Today

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, along with his cabinet, have formally resigned to clear the way for his successor, who is set for confirmation in parliament after the long-term leader stepped down due to ongoing health problems.Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, along with his cabinet, have formally resigned to clear the way for his successor, who is set for confirmation in parliament after the long-term leader stepped down due to ongoing health problems.

Japan’s whole cabinet resigns – including Prime Minister Abe – ahead of parliament vote to confirm new leader — RT World News

If the yen gets stronger, Japan’s new prime minister will have to come up with something new to protect exports.

Abe’s Policies for Keeping the Yen Weak and Exports Strong Have Been Used Up. Suga Will Have to Come Up With Something New.

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday (Sept 16), becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, as he readied a "continuity Cabinet" expected to keep about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday (Sept 16), becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, as

Yoshihide Suga formally voted in as Japan PM, readies 'continuity Cabinet', East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Shinzo Abe smashed records as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform and forging key diplomatic relationships, while weathering scandals. But in the end, he was undone by his health.Shinzo Abe smashed records as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform and forging key diplomatic relationships, while weathering scandals. But in the end, he was undone by his health.

Shinzo Abe: record-breaking PM undone by health woes

The U.S. government says it is paying attention to Japan's process of selecting a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and that it is eager to continue to cooperate on various regional and global issues.The U.S. government says it is paying attention to Japan's process of selecting a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and that it is eager to continue to cooperate on various regional and global issues.

U.S. eager to cooperate with Japan as it awaits new prime minister

Abe’s successor will represent continuity, but faces a challenging set of internal issues.Abe’s successor will represent continuity, but faces a challenging set of internal issues.

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan? – The Diplomat

Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gained a reputation for ruthlessly controlling the bureaucracy and stonewalling the media at daily press...Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gained a reputation for ruthlessly controlling the bureaucracy and stonewalling the media at daily press...

What's the story with Yoshihide Suga, the next prime minister of Japan? - MarketWatch

It took a bombshell resignation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard anything nice from South Korea. The rare praise came after years of diplomatic rows and testy confrontations between Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and only after the Japanese prime minister announced at the end of last…

With Abe's exit, South Korea seeks to mend Japan ties - Japan Today

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide to outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for Japan's first change of leader in nearly eight years.Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide to outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for Japan's first change of leader in nearly eight years.

Japan's Suga wins party leadership race, headed for premiership | Reuters

Yoshihide Suga is set to replace retiring PM Shinzo AbeYoshihide Suga is set to replace retiring PM Shinzo Abe

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Japan's parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breakin…Japan's parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breakin…

Japan's Yoshihide Suga elected prime minister, to announce 'continuity' cabinet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet resigned Wednesday morning, ahead of the inauguration of Japanese ruling party's new president Yoshihide Suga, who was poised to become the nation's next prime minister on Wednesday.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's cabinet resigns, Suga to take office - CGTN

Suga said he will pursue Abe’s unfinished policies, and that his top priorities will be turning around an economy battered by the pandemic.Suga said he will pursue Abe’s unfinished policies, and that his top priorities will be turning around an economy battered by the pandemic.

Suga, who on Monday was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is viewed as a continuity candidate, saying his run was inspired by the desire to continue Abes policies.Suga, who on Monday was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is viewed as a continuity candidate, saying his run was inspired by the desire to continue Abe's policies.

Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan's next prime minister - World - The Jakarta Post

Yoshihide Suga could bring renewed energy for economic reform.Yoshihide Suga could bring renewed energy for economic reform.

Japan’s New Prime Minister - WSJ

The Korea Herald is South Korea’s largest English-language daily and the country’s sole member of the Asia News Network (ANN). The Korea Herald is South Korea’s largest English-language daily and the country’s sole member of the Asia News Network (ANN).

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The new leader of Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Suga Yoshihide, is set to be elected as prime minister in the Diet on Wednesday.The new leader of Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Suga Yoshihide, is set to be elected as prime minister in the Diet on Wednesday.

Suga set to become Japan's PM, form cabinet | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, was elected Japan's prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, with hTOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, was elected Japan's prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, with h

Yoshihide Suga elected Japan PM amid virus, economic woes - The Mainichi

Japan's parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure.Japan's parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure.

Japan's Yoshihide Suga Formally Elected As New Prime Minister

TOKYO: Yoshihide Suga, the man set to be elected Japan's next prime minister Wednesday, is a farmer's son with a reputation for inscrutability who has been a key government adviser and policy enforcer.

Japan's next PM Yoshihide Suga is self-made, powerful adviser | New Straits Times

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, as he readied a continuity cabinet expected to keep about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup. Suga, 71, Abe's longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe's programmes, including his signature Abenomics economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and streamlining bureaucracy. Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, resigned because of ill health after nearly eight years in office. Suga served under him in the pivotal post of chief cabinet secretary. Suga won 314 votes out of 462 cast by parliament's lower house members. The chamber takes precedence in electing a premier over the upper house, which was also expected to pick Suga because of a ruling bloc majority. Suga, who won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership race by a landslide on Monday, faces a plethora of challenges, including tackling COVID-19 while reviving a battered economy and dealing with a rapidly aging society. With little direct diplomatic experience, Suga must also cope with an intensifying U.S.-China confrontation, build ties with the winner of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election and try to keep Japan's own relations with Beijing on track. Domestic media said that roughly half of the new cabinet would be people from the Abe cabinet. There will be only two women and the average age, including Suga, is 60. Among those expected to retain their jobs are key players such as Finance Minister Taro Aso and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, along with Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto and Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, the youngest at 39. It's a 'Continuity with a capital C' cabinet, said Jesper Koll, senior adviser to asset manager WisdomTree Investments. Abe's younger brother, Nobuo Kishi, is likely to be tapped for the defence portfolio, while outgoing Defence Minister Taro Kono will take charge of administrative reform, a post he has held before. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Abe's point man on COVID-19 response, will remain economy minister, while Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama, the son of a politician to whom Suga looked up as his mentor, will also retain his post, media reported. NEW SPOKESMAN, STRUCTURAL REFORM Katsunobu Kato, outgoing health minister and a close Suga ally, is expected to become chief cabinet secretary. Suga will continue Abe's economic policies and there will be no short-term impact on markets, said Kensuke Niihara, chief investment officer of State Street Global Advisors Japan. In the longer term, because foreign investors' interest in Japanese stocks has been low, if he presses ahead with structural reforms and deregulations, that is a theme investors like and would be a positive surprise, Niihara added. Suga has criticised Japan's top three mobile phone carriers, NTT Docomo Inc , KDDI Corp and SoftBank Corp , saying they should return more money to the public and face more competition. He has also said Japan may eventually need to raise its 10% sales tax to pay for social security, but not for the next decade. Clues as to whether and how Suga will push ahead with reforms could come from the lineup of government advisory panels such as the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Koll said. The ambition of Mr. Suga to speed up and reinvigorate the process (of reform) is absolutely clear, but the next layer of personnel will be interesting, he said. Speculation has simmered that Suga might call a snap election for parliament's lower house to take advantage of any rise in public support, although he has said handling the pandemic and reviving the economy were his top priorities. (Reporting by Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg; Additional reporting by Antoni Slodkowski and Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Gerry Doyle)By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, as he readied a "continuity cabinet" expected to keep about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup. Suga, 71, Abe's longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe's programmes, including his signature "Abenomics" economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and streamlining bureaucracy. Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, resigned because of ill health after nearly eight years in office. Suga served under him in the pivotal post of chief cabinet secretary. Suga won 314 votes out of 462 cast by parliament's lower house members. The chamber takes precedence in electing a premier over the upper house, which was also expected to pick Suga because of a ruling bloc majority. Suga, who won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership race by a landslide on Monday, faces a plethora of challenges, including tackling COVID-19 while reviving a battered economy and dealing with a rapidly aging society. With little direct diplomatic experience, Suga must also cope with an intensifying U.S.-China confrontation, build ties with the winner of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election and try to keep Japan's own relations with Beijing on track. Domestic media said that roughly half of the new cabinet would be people from the Abe cabinet. There will be only two women and the average age, including Suga, is 60. Among those expected to retain their jobs are key players such as Finance Minister Taro Aso and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, along with Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto and Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, the youngest at 39. "It's a 'Continuity with a capital C' cabinet," said Jesper Koll, senior adviser to asset manager WisdomTree Investments. Abe's younger brother, Nobuo Kishi, is likely to be tapped for the defence portfolio, while outgoing Defence Minister Taro Kono will take charge of administrative reform, a post he has held before. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Abe's point man on COVID-19 response, will remain economy minister, while Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama, the son of a politician to whom Suga looked up as his mentor, will also retain his post, media reported. NEW SPOKESMAN, STRUCTURAL REFORM Katsunobu Kato, outgoing health minister and a close Suga ally, is expected to become chief cabinet secretary. "Suga will continue Abe's economic policies and there will be no short-term impact on markets," said Kensuke Niihara, chief investment officer of State Street Global Advisors Japan. "In the longer term, because foreign investors' interest in Japanese stocks has been low, if he presses ahead with structural reforms and deregulations, that is a theme investors like and would be a positive surprise," Niihara added. Suga has criticised Japan's top three mobile phone carriers, NTT Docomo Inc <9437.T>, KDDI Corp <9433.T> and SoftBank Corp <9434.T>, saying they should return more money to the public and face more competition. He has also said Japan may eventually need to raise its 10% sales tax to pay for social security, but not for the next decade. Clues as to whether and how Suga will push ahead with reforms could come from the lineup of government advisory panels such as the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Koll said. "The ambition of Mr. Suga to speed up and reinvigorate the process (of reform) is absolutely clear, but the next layer of personnel will be interesting," he said. Speculation has simmered that Suga might call a snap election for parliament's lower house to take advantage of any rise in public support, although he has said handling the pandemic and reviving the economy were his top priorities. (Reporting by Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg; Additional reporting by Antoni Slodkowski and Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Gerry Doyle)

Suga, 71, Abe's longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe's programmes, including his signature "Abenomics" economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and streamlining bureaucracy.Suga, 71, Abe's longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe's programmes, including his signature "Abenomics" economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and streamlining bureaucracy.

Yoshihide Suga: Japan's Yoshihide Suga formally voted in as PM, readies 'continuity cabinet' - The Economic Times

TOKYO - The freshly minted head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and incoming Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, who has vowed to continue the policies of his predecessor Shinzo Abe, was set to name his new cabinet on Wednesday.TOKYO - The freshly minted head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and incoming Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, who has vowed to continue the policies of his predecessor Shinzo Abe, was set to name his new cabinet on Wednesday.

New cabinet, same faces: Japan's next PM Suga keeps key ministers

TOKYO: Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday (Sep 16), becoming the country's first new leader ...TOKYO: Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday (Sep 16), becoming the country's first new leader ...

Japan's Suga elected as country's first new prime minister in 8 years - CNA

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, is set to take office as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, with thTOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, is set to take office as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, with th

Suga to take office as Japan PM amid virus, economic woes - The Mainichi

Suga will be the country’s first new premier in nearly eight years. He will succeed the outgoing Abe, who announced last month that he would be stepping down due to health reasons.Suga will be the country’s first new premier in nearly eight years. He will succeed the outgoing Abe, who announced last month that he would be stepping down due to health reasons.

Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s new prime minister, will succeed Shinzo Abe - world news - Hindustan Times

He said his health is improving thanks to treatment and that he, as a lawmaker, will support his successor-to-be, Yoshihide Suga, from now on. He also thanked the people for their understanding and strong support for the upcoming leadership under Suga.

Shinzo Abe: Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor - The Economic Times

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor Yosihide Suga to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor Yosihide Suga to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clears way for successor Yosihide Suga - World News

Japan's parliament votes Wednesday for the country's next prime minister, with cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga all but assured the top job.Japan's parliament votes Wednesday for the country's next prime minister, with cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga all but assured the top job.

Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan's next prime minister | Inquirer News

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, was chosen as the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party.Suga, a self-made politician has stressed his background in promising to serve the interests of ordinary people and rural communitiesChief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, was chosen as the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party.Suga, a self-made politician has stressed his background in promising to serve the interests of ordinary people and rural communities

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor Yoshihide Suga

Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor Yosihide Suga - National | Globalnews.ca

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned on Wednesday, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned on Wednesday, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor - Independent.ie

Abe was Japan&#039;s longest-serving prime minister, but he announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems.Abe was Japan's longest-serving prime minister, but he announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially resigns - CBS News