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China, pandemic, energy top Japan's ruling party leadership race debate

A look at some of the candidates' views on key policy issues debated at the Japan National Press Club.

published on : 18th September 2021

From Twitter star to Thatcher fan: Meet Japan's PM candidates

The LDP will vote on September 29 on a replacement for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to take them into general elections by November, which the party is expected to win.

published on : 17th September 2021

Japan candidate for premier singles out China threat

Fumio Kishida said the Japanese coast guard should work closely with the Maritime Self-Defense Force, especially in defending the Japanese-controlled East China Sea islands, which Beijing also claims.

published on : 13th September 2021

Yoshihide Suga bows out of party vote, paves way for new Japan PM

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga has faced criticism and nosediving support ratings over slow coronavirus measures and holding the Olympics despite the public's health concerns.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Japan's Shinzo Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as Prime Minister

The win effectively hands Abe three more years as PM, giving him the chance of breaking the record for the nation's longest-serving premiership held by Taro Katsura.

published on : 20th September 2018