Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Will Be Japan’s Prime Minister

TOKYO — Japan’s governing party on Monday anointed Yoshihide Suga, the current chief cabinet secretary, as its choice for the next prime minister, settling on what it saw as a safe pair of hands to grapple with the country’s many economic and strategic challenges.

Two weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was stepping down after a record-long tenure, Mr. Suga was overwhelmingly elected as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party during a conclave of members of…

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