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How US should deal with Japan’s next leader

US officials might have been hoping Taro Kono, Japan’s current defense minister, would be the next prime minister. But it almost certainly will be Yoshihide Suga, outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s long-serving chief cabinet secretary.  Suga is what might be called a typical Japanese politician. For such pols, the main thing is getting elected and […]

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