Japan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: ReutersJapan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s economy sees worst post-WWII contraction, as race to succeed Shinzo Abe as PM starts

  • The world’s third-largest economy has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with capital expenditure falling 4.7 per cent
  • This comes as LDP campaigning for Abe’s successor started, with front runner Yoshihide Suga saying he plans to carry ‘Abenomics’ policies forward

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Japan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: ReutersJapan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and former foreign minister Fumio Kishida are seen at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election campaign. Photo: Reuters
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