Yoshihide Suga to step down as Prime Minister of Japan

Yoshihide Suga to step down as Prime Minister of Japan

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Category : International Published on: September 08 2021

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·         Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to the media after announcing his exit from the party leadership race at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan on September 3, 2021.

·         Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will set the stage for a new premiership after a year-long tenure from an unpopular COVID-19 response and rapidly dwindling public support.

·         Suga, who took office after Shinzo Abe resigned last September citing ill health, has seen his support rating drop below 30% as the country grapples with the worst wave of COVID-19 infections ahead of a general election this year.

Important Facts

About Japan:

v  Capital: Tokyo

v  Currency: Japanese yen

v  The life expectancy in Japan is 84, which is 3 years higher than in the United Kingdom.

v  Japan imports over 80% of Jamaica's annual coffee production

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