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Japan must look beyond the usual suspects for its next leader

Suga's departure is a golden opportunity to reset the economy

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Yoshihide Suga, pictured in Tokyo on Sept. 3 following his announcement that he will not run for the LDP leadership: Suga's decision was an admission that it is time for new blood.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

In the end, even Yoshihide Suga could not vote for Yoshihide Suga.

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