Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua
Japan

It’s not Stalin, it’s ‘Sugalin’: Japan’s PM Suga has a new nickname mocking his authoritarian approach

  • The reference to the Soviet dictator is being used in political circles and on social media to mock Suga’s heavy-handedness and dismissal of dissent
  • He has come under criticism for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as his insistence on holding the Tokyo Olympics as cases soar

Topic |   Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference in Tokyo on January 7. Photo: Xinhua
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