Daily Memo: Japan’s Prime Minister to Step Down

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

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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