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Japan's new populist, pragmatic PM pushes predecessor's vision

New Zealand Herald Sunday, 18 October 2020
Japan's new populist, pragmatic PM pushes predecessor's visionJapan's new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, leaves Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia.The choice to visit Southeast Asia underscores...
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