Yoshihide Suga

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Race to become Japan’s next PM too close to call days before vote
Contest to lead ruling party and country appears to be two-horse race between Taro Kono and Fumio Kishida

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Sep, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Replacing Suga as prime minister will do little to resolve Japan’s political crisis | Paul O'Shea and Sebastian Maslow
Despite its unpopularity, the ruling LDP party looks unassailable. The country is stagnating because of it, say academics Paul O’Shea and Sebastian Maslow

Paul O’Shea and Sebastian Maslow

11, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Support for Japan’s PM reaches all-time low over Covid-19, despite Olympics success
Public support for Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet dipped below 30%, despite widespread support for going ahead with the Games

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, Aug, 2021 @4:21 AM

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The Guardian view on the Tokyo Olympics: in Japan, but not for Japan | Editorial
Editorial: Many will cheer on the Games. But we should also understand the host nation’s reluctance


23, Jul, 2021 @5:25 PM

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G7 reaffirmed goals but failed to provide funds needed to reach them, experts say
Climate finance for developing nations was supposed to reach $100bn a year by 2020, but has fallen far short

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @6:47 PM

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G7 leaders in the UK: what are their agendas?
Joe Biden wants alternative to Chinese belt and road offer while Japanese PM’s interests are more domestic

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

10, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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US takes aim at China territorial claims as Biden vows to back Japan
US president smooths over Trump-era complaints to deepen Japan security alliance as new secretary of state rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

28, Jan, 2021 @4:56 AM

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Ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe questioned over 'cherry blossom' scandal
Allegations over dining expenses risk tarnishing Abe’s legacy and could weaken Yoshihide Suga

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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Honeymoon over for Japan's new PM amid Covid third wave
Support for Yoshihide Suga plunges as his travel policy is blamed in part for rise in infections

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, Dec, 2020 @11:28 AM

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China warns Australia and Japan over 'confrontational' new defence pact
Australian ministers urge dialogue to resolve dispute as Beijing says countries may pay ‘corresponding price’

Daniel Hurst

18, Nov, 2020 @8:28 AM

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Australia and Japan agree in principle to defence pact that will increase military ties
Japan has previously signed only such similar deal with key ally the United States in 1960

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, Nov, 2020 @12:21 PM

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Japan's 'Jo Baiden' becomes overnight internet sensation
Town mayor, 73, whose name can be pronounced similarly to president-elect, was trending on social media

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

09, Nov, 2020 @9:50 AM

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