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Inside Japanese politics

Japan's 'post-Olympics' curse looms large for embattled Suga

Prime ministers have stepped down each time Japan hosted Games

Can Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga escape a post-Olympics curse that has felled past three prime ministers?(Source photos by Uichiro Kasai and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- With the coronavirus's delta variant ripping through the capital amid the Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's political prospects look increasingly precarious.

If history is any guide, Suga may suffer an insurmountable post-Olympics jinx that has felled three past prime ministers.

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