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99th Prime Minister of Japan

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Yoshihide Suga: 99th Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga is a Japanese politician serving as the current prime minister of Japan. He was the chief cabinet secretary under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from 2012 to 2020 and minister for internal affairs and communications from 2006 to 2007.

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Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM [Video]

Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM

Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar..

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Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity [Video]

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity

The 71-year-old replaces longtime ally Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down because of his health.

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Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office [Video]

Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office

Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet resigned on Wednesday clearing the way for Yoshihide Suga to take over as successor, ahead of Suga's election as Japan's new prime..

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Japan's new prime minister: Yoshihide Suga to formally take charge as Abe resigns [Video]

Japan's new prime minister: Yoshihide Suga to formally take charge as Abe resigns

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Yoshihide Suga set to become Japanese prime minister [Video]

Yoshihide Suga set to become Japanese prime minister

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Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe [Video]

Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe

Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a..

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Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi [Video]

Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga signalled he could call a snap election if he became the country's next prime minister, the Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the ruling party..

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Suga joins race to become Japan's PM [Video]

Suga joins race to become Japan's PM

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is officially running to take over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party - making him the top contender to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Caroline..

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Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM [Video]

Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM

Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, has won the backing of the ruling party's largest faction to become the country's next leader. Gloria Tso reports.

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Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern [Video]

Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told reporters he wants to take care of his health and do his job, despite a visiting hospital for a second week. A top spokesman played down concerns and said..

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first talks with U.S. President Donald Trump since he took office, a diplomatic phone call that was one of his first as the country’s..
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New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO : Japan's new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year's delayed Tokyo Games. Yoshiro Mori, the head of the local..
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How Japan's "quiet" new leader may get along with Trump, or Biden

Analysts say that while Yoshihide Suga may shy away from golf outings with President Trump, he knows what matters, both to his people and his allies.
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Japan parliament elects Yoshihide Suga new prime minister

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Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Shinzo Abe

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Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as Prime Minister today, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man.Suga had been chosen as leader of the ruling party on Monday,..
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Yoshihide Suga: The unexpected rise of Japan’s new prime minister

What we know about the new leader who replaces long-time premier Shinzo Abe.
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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

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TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday. Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime..
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Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister

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Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan's ruling party today, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country's next prime minister.Suga received 377 votes in the ruling..
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Japan spokesman Yoshihide Suga poised to take PM mantle

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Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is choosing its new leader today. Yoshihide Suga, the top spokesperson of the current administration of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, is almost certain to...
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Yoshihide Suga: the farmer's son set to be Japan's next PM

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The favourite may be the Abe continuity candidate but his background could not be more different Nothing short of force majeure will prevent Yoshihide Suga from becoming Japan’s prime minister when..
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Japan's governing party chooses Shinzo Abe's successor

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is widely expected to win the race, and likely become the new PM.
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Japan PM hopeful says he may need help from Abe on diplomacy

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Japanese prime ministerial hopeful Yoshihide Suga said Saturday that he lacks the kind of diplomatic skills that outgoing leader Shinzo Abe has, including Abe's personal friendship with President..
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China’s missiles present security dilemma for Japan’s next premier

china’s missiles present security dilemma for japan’s next premier
For eight years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been looking for ways around Japans pacifist constitution to bolster the country’s military. And in his last full week on the job, he laid the..
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Japan ruling party sets Sept 14 vote on PM Abe's successor

japan ruling party sets sept 14 vote on pm abe's successor
Shares Japan's ruling party will vote on September 14 on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's replacement, an official confirmed Wednesday, as powerful chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga consolidated his..
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Japan’s stance on Hong Kong praised by other G7 nations

japan’s stance on hong kong praised by other g7 nations
Japan was among the first nations to express its concern about China imposing a new security law, and its stance has been praised by other Group of Seven nations, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga..
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Japan says South Korea's WTO move 'extremely regrettable'

Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday called South Korea's decision to restart proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization (WTO) "extremely regrettable".
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Japan government spokesman: Strongly concerned about situation in Hong Kong

The Japanese government is strongly concerned about the situation in Hong Kong, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press conference.
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Japan to convene experts meeting about expanding emergency

The Japanese government will hold a meeting with a panel of experts on Thursday to consult about whether to expand the country's partial state of emergency, chief spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a news..
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Japan urges citizens to limit movements to curb virus spread

Japan's citizens should do everything in their power to limit interactions with others by 70% to curb the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
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Japan has no plan to declare state of emergency April 1: Suga

Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday there was no truth to rumors the government was planning to declare a state of emergency from April 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Japan to set up coronavirus HQ, may be step to emergency declaration

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Japan was preparing a special coronavirus headquarters on Thursday, which could set the stage for a state of emergency over the outbreak, local media reported, after the capital of Tokyo saw a sharp..
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Japan to review school closures based on expert meeting

The Japanese government will consider what to do about school closures and public events based on a meeting of coronavirus experts to be held later on Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga..
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Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise

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Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government’s top..
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Japan to start trials using HIV treatment for coronavirus: Suga

Japan is aiming to start trials soon using an HIV treatment for the coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday.
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Japan will keep deployment to Middle East to secure shipping lane: government

Japan will stay with plans to deploy its Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even amid heightened tensions after the United States' killing of an Iranian military..
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Japan reiterates no change in plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan to deploy the Self-Defense Forces to the region to ensure the safety of its ships, Chief Cabinet..
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Russia releases Japan fishing boats detained near disputed islands

Russia on Tuesday released five Japanese fishing boats detained last week near Russian-controlled islands claimed by Japan, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, adding that all crew..
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Japan Suga: Japan, South Korea ties will return to health if Seoul keeps its promises

Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday that relations with South Korea were in a "severe situation in various areas" but would return to healthy ties if Seoul kept its promises.
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Japanese man detained in China on suspicion of spying, Tokyo confirms

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Chinese authorities have detained a Japanese man in Beijing, a government spokesman in Tokyo confirmed on Monday, following media reports that a university professor was being held on suspicion of..
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Death toll rises to 35 as typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

Apart from the 376,000 homes that experienced no electricity, 14,000 had no running water after the typhoon Hagibis hit, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga at a press conference on Sunday.
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Pope to visit Japan November 23-26

Pope Francis will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, during which time he will go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Tokyo, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.
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Profiles of key Japanese cabinet ministers in new posts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, keeping allies such as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Finance Minister Taro Aso in their posts..
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Japan's Aso, Suga to retain posts in cabinet reshuffle - Yomiuri

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will likely retain their posts at a cabinet reshuffle in September, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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Tokyo still seeks Japan-North Korea summit without conditions: Suga

Japan would continue to seek a summit with North Korea, without conditions, despite the latest missile launch by Pyongyang, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
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Japan lodged protest with South Korea, Russia after jet incident: Suga

The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday, Chief Cabinet..
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Japan's top government spokesman Suga, finance minister Aso to retain posts: Kyodo

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Finance Minister Taro Aso will likely retain their posts in a cabinet reshuffle expected in September, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.
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Japan PM to Visit Iran in Effort to Mediate Tension With US

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran in an effort to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington, Japan's government spokesman said Thursday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said..
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