Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end: Media

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of this year and submit the bills to next year’s […]

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Japan’s Suga holds 1st phone talks with Trump as leader

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 leader and one that highlights the close tie between the two allies By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 21, 2020, 5:09 AM • 2 […]

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Japan’s ‘Suganomics’ will target quick wins, not grand visions

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that target specific industries, rather than a grand strategy to reshape society […]

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Yoshihide Suga elected Japan’s new PM, replacing Abe

TOKYO — Japan’s Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. Suga, keeping his straight face, bowed deeply several times when the results were announced first in the lower house, the more powerful of the two parliamentary chambers where he has a seat, as his fellow ruling […]

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Suga wins party vote, to replace outgoing Abe as Japanese prime minister

TOKYO — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he will become the country’s new prime minister when a parliamentary election is held later in the week. Despite his low-key image, Suga, 71, has been a key figure in outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s […]

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Japan’s Next Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, Emerges From Behind the Curtain

TOKYO — There are few true surprises in Japanese politics, but the rise of Yoshihide Suga to become the next prime minister was not exactly preordained. The son of a strawberry farmer and a schoolteacher from rural northern Japan, Mr. Suga is one of the few leading Japanese lawmakers not from an elite political family. […]

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Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Is Set to Be Japan’s Prime Minister

TOKYO — Japan’s governing party on Monday anointed Yoshihide Suga, the current chief cabinet secretary, as its choice for the next prime minister, settling on what it saw as a safe pair of hands to grapple with the country’s many economic and strategic challenges. Two weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was stepping […]

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Japan’s Suga vows to put growth ahead of fiscal reform, stay course on Abenomics

2/2 © Reuters. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga , former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba attend a speech session for the LDP leadership election in Tokyo 2/2 By Leika Kihara and Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoshihide Suga, on course to become Japan’s next prime minister, said he would […]

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Japan’s Suga vows to put growth ahead of fiscal reform, signals status quo of Abenomics

2/2 © Reuters. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga , former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba attend a speech session for the LDP leadership election in Tokyo 2/2 By Leika Kihara and Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoshihide Suga, on course to become Japan’s next prime minister, said he would […]

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Factbox: Continuity and reforms: Japan PM hopeful Suga’s key policies

© Reuters. Posters of Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga are seen before he officially kicks off his campaign rally for ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) presidential election in Tokyo By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and two other candidates officially started their campaigns on Tuesday to succeed Prime […]

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Japan’s Suga signals ultra-easy monetary policy to continue

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo By Leika Kihara and Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a frontrunner to be the next prime minister, said he would like the central bank to continue its ultra-loose monetary policy as the economy […]

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Japan’s Suga says would like to see continuation of easing policies: Nikkei

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday that he highly approves of Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and that he would like to see a continuation of easing policies, business daily reported. The […]

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Japan’s Suga signals focus on protecting jobs, rules out sales tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday the new prime minister must continue to protect companies and jobs, mainly through pay-outs and loans, to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. Suga, a frontrunner to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a leadership race later this month, repeated his […]

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Japan’s Suga signals readiness to compile 3rd extra budget to fight pandemic

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japans Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday signaled readiness to compile a third extra budget to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic if he succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I will do what needs to be done […]

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Japan’s Suga signals readiness to prod BOJ to ease more

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday voiced his readiness to have the central bank take additional monetary easing steps to protect jobs, if he were to become prime minister. He also said there […]

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Japan’s Suga: Won’t stop Abenomics reforms

2/2 © Reuters. Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo 2/2 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday said he would not stop the Abenomics reforms of outgoing premier Shinzo Abe. Suga, who is widely seen as the front-runner to succeed Abe, formally announced his candidacy […]

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Japan’s Suga says he will push forward ‘Abenomics’ policies if he becomes PM

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he would “maintain and push forward” the “Abenomics” stimulus policies pursued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if he were to become the next premier. In a news conference announcing […]

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