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Suga channels Herbert Hoover with planned tax hike

Japan's next PM has failed to learn from one of the biggest mistakes Abe made

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Suga could have Googled Hoover or Hashimoto and spared Japan fresh grief.   © Reuters

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

If former U.S. President Herbert Hoover had a vote in today's Liberal Democratic Party election, Japan's Yoshihide Suga probably would not get it.

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