Shinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: APShinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AP
Shinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AP

Japan’s new PM: Yoshihide Suga rises from rural beginnings to replace Shinzo Abe

  • Suga has said he will pursue Abe’s unfinished policies and that his top priorities will be fighting Covid-19 and turning around the battered economy
  • The son of a farmer inherits a range of other challenges, including Japan’s relations with China and what to do with the Tokyo Olympics

Topic |   Japan
Shinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: APShinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AP
Shinzo Abe (left), Japan’s former prime minister, with his successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AP
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