Suga Becomes Jap Top Minister as Abe Generation Ends

TOKYO—Yoshihide Suga used to be elected Japan’s first new high minister in almost eight years, ushering in a uncommon interval of political uncertainty as the nation seeks to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, navigate rising U.S.-China tensions and put together for the Olympics in Tokyo subsequent year.

“What the folk desire is a short extinguish to the coronavirus pandemic and an economic restoration,” Mr. Suga acknowledged at his first press convention as high minister. “That’s what my cupboard will put every effort into first and foremost.”

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