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Why Taro Kono, likely successor to Yoshihide Suga in Japan, might have a tough time as PM
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Why Taro Kono, likely successor to Yoshihide Suga in Japan, might have a tough time as PM

If chosen, the minister in-charge of vaccinations in the country will have to deal with the alarmingly high number of COVID-19 cases and the slow rollout owing to shortages and hesitancy

Japan's 'revolving door' era may be back as PM Suga resigns after year-long term
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Japan's 'revolving door' era may be back as PM Suga resigns after year-long term

Since World War II, only five Japanese politicians have hung onto the prime minister's office for five years or longer. Japan went through 10 prime ministers after 1987 — including one who lasted just two months

Japan's next prime minister Yoshihide Suga emerges from behind the curtain
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Japan's next prime minister Yoshihide Suga emerges from behind the curtain

There are suggestions that Suga might call a snap election soon after he takes over. If successful, he could strengthen his hold on power.

Japan descends into recession; PM Shinzo Abe all set to call snap polls
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Japan descends into recession; PM Shinzo Abe all set to call snap polls

Speculation has been swirling that Abe -- who faces a leadership election next year -- will delay increasing Japan's sales tax to 10 percent