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With eye on China, Japan's Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia

Oct 15 2020

TOKYO Japan's new leader will aim to beef up security ties when he visits Vietnam and Indonesia next week amid concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness, but he is likely to steer clear of the harsh anti-China rhetoric used by U.S. counterparts.

With eye on China, Japan's Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia

Oct 15 2020

TOKYO, Oct 16 Japan's new leader will aim to beef up security ties when he visits Vietnam and Indonesia next week amid concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness, but is likely to steer clear of the harsh anti-China rhetoric used by U.S. counterparts.

Ex-head of Japan science group urges PM Suga to appoint rejected scholars

Oct 15 2020

TOKYO In a growing row just weeks into his tenure, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was urged on Thursday by the ex-head of a key academic panel to reverse his decision to deny membership to six scholars who previously criticised government policies.

Japan's Suga, under fire, defends rejection of scholars for science panel

Oct 05 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, under fire for rejecting six scholars for membership of a science advisory panel, defended the move on Monday amid growing criticism that it violated the constitution's principle of academic freedom.

Japan PM Suga under fire after rejecting scholars for advisory body

Oct 05 2020

TOKYO, Oct 5 New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is under fire for rejecting six scholars for membership in a science advisory body set up after World War Two, a move critics say violates the constitution's principle of academic freedom.

New Japan PM Suga crafts 'continuity cabinet', pledges reform

Sep 16 2020

TOKYO Yoshihide Suga became Japan's first new prime minister in nearly eight years on Wednesday, pledging to contain COVID-19 and push reforms after retaining about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup in his cabinet. | Video

After sweeping party poll, Japan's Suga faces tricky call on snap election

Sep 15 2020

TOKYO As Japan's next prime minister, Yoshihide Suga will face an early, and difficult, leadership decision: whether to call an general election before his honeymoon with voters fades or wait and risk seeing ratings slide.

Japan's Suga wins party leadership race, headed for premiership

Sep 14 2020

TOKYO Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide to outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for Japan's first change of leader in nearly eight years. | Video

Japan's Suga poised to win party race, headed for premiership

Sep 13 2020

TOKYO, Sept 14 Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a longtime loyal aide of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was poised to win a ruling party leadership election on Monday, virtually ensuring that he replaces Abe this week in the nation's top job.

Japan's Suga, likely next PM, says ready to top up payouts to ease COVID-19 pain

Sep 12 2020

TOKYO Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, widely expected to become prime minister next week, said on Saturday he will consider topping up payouts to households and companies to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.

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