Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters

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Yoshihide Suga: who is Japan’s new prime minister?

  • Suga, 71, is a farmer’s son who was described as a ‘shadow prime minister’ during his career as Shinzo Abe’s top spokesman
  • His notorious work ethic, which sees him living near the office and doing 200 sit-ups a day, is almost matched by his love of pancakes

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Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Reuters
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