Japan in ASEAN
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left 6) and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries attend the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease in Vientiane, Laos on February 20. Photo: XinhuaJapanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide started his first overseas tour on Sunday since assuming office. During the four-day tour, Suga is scheduled to visit Vietnam and Indonesia, two Southeast Asian countries that both hold significant influence in the region.Observers generally believe that the new prime minister's destination choice points to Japan's need to boos...
A media adversary's long battle with Japan's new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide
New Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (L) and Tokyo Shimbun Reporter Mochizuki Isoko (R). Image sources from ANN official YouTube channel and Sakata Mokoto official YouTube channel. Image remixed by Nevin Thompson.In late August, after eight years in office, and one day after becoming Japan's longest-serving prime minister since World War II, Abe Shinzo announced his resignation. By September 16, Suga Yoshihide was chosen as Abe's successor to lead the governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and become Abe's successor as the new prime minister of Japan.Suga, long-regarded as Abe's “right...