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Japan PM Suga to step down after year in office

Japan PM Suga to step down after year in office

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not run in his ruling party’s upcoming leadership vote, throwing open the race for the next premier of the world’s third-largest economy.x The shock decision after just a year in office comes with Suga’s approval ratings at an all-time low over his government’s pandemic response. And it suggests a possible return to political turbulence for Japan, which regularly cycled through prime ministers before the lengthy tenure of Suga’s predecessor Shinzo Abe. “In one year since I became prime minister, I have poured all of my strength into dealing with the various…
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