Japan’s new prime minister faces two main challenges: reviving the economy while managing the coronavirus pandemic, and dealing with a rapidly aging population. His pledge to build on the legacy of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, is a step in the right direction – but may not be easy.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (C) leads his cabinet ministers as they prepare for a photo session at Suga’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. (Reuters)
Japanese PM Suga meets the press at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken on September 20, 2020. (Kyodo/via Reuters)