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Suga to take up Abe's Indo-Pacific mantle with ASEAN tour

Japan's new leader plans first overseas trip to Vietnam and Indonesia

Suga plans to visit Vietnam and Indonesia in mid-October in his first overseas trip since taking office. (Source photos by Reuters and Nikkei)

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is considering visits to Vietnam and Indonesia in mid-October, Nikkei has learned, in a bid to demonstrate his commitment to predecessor Shinzo Abe's push for a "free and open Indo-Pacific."

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