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Japan after Abe

Suga elected prime minister, opening new chapter for Japan

Abe's right-hand man sets out to chart his own course

Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stands in the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on Sept. 16.

TOKYO -- Yoshihide Suga was elected Japan's prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the nation's politics after a record seven years and eight months under Shinzo Abe.

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