Exit polls show ally of Japan’s Yoshihide Suga losing Yokohama election, NHK says

An ally of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was set to lose a mayoral race in Yokohama on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK said, citing exit polls, in a blow for the unpopular premier who faces a general election this year. Exit polls pointed to a clear victory for the opposition-backed professor of public health Takeharu … Read more

Japan marks 76th anniversary of WWII defeat; no Suga apology

Japan marked the 76th anniversary of its World War II surrender on Sunday with a sombre ceremony in which Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged for the tragedy of war to never be repeated but avoided apologising for his country’s past aggression. Suga said Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built … Read more

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