Yoshihide Suga will join this race to succeed his boss and Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe. Suga is a long-time lieutenant of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s in a key supporting role. At present, he is holding the position of Chief Cabinet Secretary in the government of Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan.
According to Abe’s announcement on Friday, citing a worsening of a chronic illness; set the stage for a leadership election within his Liberal Democratic Party. The LDP president is virtually assured of being prime minister because of the party’s majority in the lower house of parliament.