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Japan after Abe

All Abe's men: Japan's economy ministry sidelined under Suga

Policymaking dynamics shift as new prime minister pushes reform agenda

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is removing officials that gave the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry outsize influence in his predecessor's administration.

TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a dominant force in policymaking under Shinzo Abe, is set to see its influence diminished under new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

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