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Asia Rising

La Trobe Asia

Asia Rising
29 min2020 OCT 1
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The retirement of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was met with concern and dismay in Japan. The long-serving leader had been in office since 2012, retained a strong popularity, and was well respected as a thoughtful and progressive leader in the international arena.

Following in his footsteps is Yoshihide Suga, a public face of the Abe administration who emerged as a leading favourite. The 71 year old is from a modest background and a self made man, and would be an unusual leader in a country that favours political dynasties.

Guest: Dr Shiro Armstrong (Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University)

Recorded 30 September 2020.