Here’s who to look out for in the race to succeed Japan’s Suga

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s surprise decision to effectively step down as premier by dropping out from a party leadership vote throws the gates open for a race to succeed him. Suga had no known successor lined up but under his nearly year-long term as premier, Taro Kono has emerged as one of the most … Read more

Japan likely to get new PM as Suga bows out of party vote

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga won’t run for the leadership of the governing party, indicating he will step down as Japanese leader at the end of this month, a party official said Friday. Suga told executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday that he will not run in the leadership race set for … Read more

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