Daily Memo: Japan’s Prime Minister to Step Down

Yoshihide Suga said he would not run for reelection as his party's leader.

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Surprise announcement. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga abruptly announced he would step down later this month. Suga, the long-time right-hand man behind all-powerful former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was always thought to be a transitional leader after Abe exited the scene last summer. But his standing deteriorated rapidly due to pandemic failures and other issues. […]

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