Is Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga eyeing Japan’s top job? Photo: Kyodo

US trip by Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga sparks speculation he is gearing up for country’s top job after Shinzo Abe

  • Coming visit to Washington for meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence suggests Abe’s right-hand man is being groomed for greater things
  • There is growing support within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for a leader not from a political family, observers say
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Is Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga eyeing Japan’s top job? Photo: Kyodo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.