23 Sep FOCUS: Don’t pursue strike capability or NATO-like Asia, scholars tell Suga (Kyodo News)
Yoshihide Suga was elected as Japan’s 99th prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, who served as the country’s longest-serving prime minister. Mr. Suga’s leadership represents a continuity for the region according to Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, in an interview with Kyodo News. “With the COVID-19 pandemic and Sino-American rivalry emerging, many will appreciate Japan’s contributions as part of a wider collective leadership for the region,” Associate Professor Tay added.
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