Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo
Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Suga faces make-or-break election year as coronavirus rages, Olympics loom

  • With his support ratings in decline amid dissatisfaction with his government’s pandemic response, the prime minister faces a political reckoning
  • Suga is vulnerable because he doesn’t have factional support within the Liberal Democratic Party, and needs public opinion on his side if he is to survive

Topic |   Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing criticism for a third wave of coronavirus cases that appears to have been exacerbated by his drive to restart economic activity. Photo: Kyodo
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