Issues and Challenges for Japan's Next PM
Sept. 24, 2021 panel talk just before LDP selected its new President, and thus Prime Minister, which turned out to be Fumio Kishida
In a surprise announcement, Suga Yoshihide has announced that he will not contend the upcoming Liberal Democratic Party presidential elections, and thus will stand down as Japan's prime minister once his party has found a replacement. Why is Suga going now, and what is in store for Japan's next head of government? Who are the contenders vying for power? What are the key domestic political challenges on the horizon in Japan? What economic matters will the new prime minister have to deal with? What is coming up on Japan's foreign policy agenda?
Hear from four experts on Japan's politics, economics and foreign policy as they discuss the issues and challenges for Japan's new prime minister.