Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

Suga in America

The discussions are expected to cover how to deal with China; North Korea's nuclear development; the issue of abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea and how to advance a joint vision of a 'free and open Indo-Pacific' to promote a rules-based order in the region

Games men play

Mori's remarks were a reflection of the attitude of men towards women in Japan and the larger malaise in the country. In a male-dominated society, women continue to be seen as second-class citizens, no matter how high some rise in their professional careers

Virus reactions

A dreadful situation calls for drastic action, and so it has been in two very different parts of the world. Tokyo reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, about 1.5 times higher than the previous day.

Suga and Asia

Vietnam is a popular choice for Japanese firms. It is seen as the site of the next economic miracle having registered consistent high economic growth despite the pandemic. Half of the 30 Japanese firms that used a 23.5 billion yen ($222.9 million) government stimulus package to diversify supply chains in Southeast Asia targeted Vietnam

Suga’s Taiwan Policy

Beijing has not overlooked the fact that Kishi visited Taiwan in September 2020 for a memorial in honour of the late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui and met with current President Tsai. Kishi‘s visit coincided with the visit of US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. China took these twin visits as a slap on its face