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Japan after Abe

Japan's new leader wants Suganomics to take off immediately

PM kicks off tenure with marathon meetings on digitization and reform

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged key officials to take swift action on key policy goals on his first full day in office Sept. 17.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga hit the ground running on day one, meeting with ministers in charge of top policy goals from cutting red tape and digitizing the government to combating the new coronavirus.

Suga met with Taro Kono, who is in charge of regulatory reform, and Digital Transformation Minister Takuya Hirai on Thursday afternoon. The prime minister has called these two areas "two central themes" of his government.

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