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Japan after Abe

Asian economists hope Japan's new leader provides reform model

PM-in-waiting Suga seen balancing US and China ties for geopolitical stability

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, right, gives a bouquet to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Suga was elected as new head of the Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo on Sept. 14.   © Kyodo

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as its party president, after a majority of its lawmakers and regional representatives cast votes for him, putting the veteran politician on track to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister.

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