Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters

Xi, Suga will keep their first call sweet, analysts say – so no talk of Hong Kong, Taiwan or the Diaoyu Islands

  • Japan’s new prime minister and the Chinese president are set to speak for the first time by phone on Friday
  • Likely to come up is Xi’s planned state visit, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and facing opposition from politicians in Suga’s party

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Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is burnishing his diplomatic credentials, with a call to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a visit from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also on the agenda. Photo: Reuters
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