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Abe always saw Suga as one to carry his policy torch

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended Abenomics in an interview Nikkei, saying, 'We fully achieved our goal.' 

TOKYO -- Shinzo Abe had considered Yoshihide Suga a candidate to be Japan's next prime minister for "quite some time," but was uncertain whether his longtime right-hand man wanted the role, the former leader told Nikkei in an exclusive interview.

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