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Opinion

Suga must expand Abe's assertive Indo-Pacific vision

Japanese inaction risks ceding ground to Beijing

| Japan
As Suga takes over he faces a tricky choice between accepting the reality of rising Chinese influence, or shouldering more of the burden to constrain it.   © Pool/AP

James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

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