Former prime minister Yoshihide Suga told a newspaper that he hopes Japan and China can overcome their difficulties and forge a better working relationship. Photo: AP
Former prime minister Yoshihide Suga told a newspaper that he hopes Japan and China can overcome their difficulties and forge a better working relationship. Photo: AP
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Japan’s former PM Yoshihide Suga strikes conciliatory tone towards China, with eye on his legacy

  • Suga told the Nikkei that China is an important neighbour, but Japan and the US would speak out against its efforts to change the status quo in the region
  • This is in contrast to Shinzo Abe’s recent comments, and analysts suggest it could stem from LDP infighting and efforts to rehabilitate Suga’s reputation

Topic |   Japan
Former prime minister Yoshihide Suga told a newspaper that he hopes Japan and China can overcome their difficulties and forge a better working relationship. Photo: AP
Former prime minister Yoshihide Suga told a newspaper that he hopes Japan and China can overcome their difficulties and forge a better working relationship. Photo: AP
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