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Suga the wrong choice to remedy Abe's failures

Chief cabinet secretary lacks the personal qualities to provide bold leadership

| Japan
As chief government spokesman, Suga took the lead in rebuffing media criticism.   © Reuters

Associate professor James D.J. Brown is academic program coordinator for international affairs at Temple University's Japan Campus.

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party looks set to opt for continuity on Monday with Yoshihide Suga, 71, likely to win a party room ballot to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's next prime minister.

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