Yoshihide Suga was elected Prime Minister of Japan since September 2020. Following Shinzo Abe’s resignation Suga replaced Abe on the leadership election.
Suga outlined a policy agenda that included tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and implementing further deregulation to revitalize the economy. He reiterated his past interest in consolidating regional banks.
Suga vowed to continue the economic policies of his predecessor, known as Abenomics, and to continue the path of Shinzo Abe in terms of foreign policy, and economic policy as well.