Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicYoshihide Suga

Topic: Yoshihide Suga

Beijing unsure if new Japan PM is soft but is wary of Japanese culture corrupting Chinese youth

Chinese state media has struck a conciliatory tone on Fumio Kishida in the hope of better relations. But a lot depends on the new Japan PM's stance on Taiwan.

Quad leaders press for ‘free & open’ Indo-Pacific, in a veiled reference to China

PM Modi said cooperation by the four democracies will ensure peace & prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, while US President Biden said Quad countries have a common vision for the future.

PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Suga reaffirm commitment for inclusive Indo-Pacific region

Ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting, the two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, including in the area of defence equipment and technologies.

PM Modi, Japanese PM Suga discuss cooperation in handling growing Covid situation

During their telephonic talk, Modi asked Suga to provide assistance to India for combating the pandemic and expressed hope that he will receive him in India soon.

In first in-person meeting with a foreign leader, US President Joe Biden meets Japanese PM Suga

Joe Biden added that he and Yoshihide Suga have already met several times virtually at a G7 meeting and a Quad Leader Summit but appreciates the exchange of ideas face to face.

Indo-Pacific, Quad & China on the table as Japan PM Suga set to make first India trip

Suga is also expected to push PM Modi for holding an 'early and in-person' Quad Summit on the sidelines of G-7 Summit in UK in June where India will be a special guest.

Days before first Quad summit, Japan PM Suga shares worries about China in call with Modi

PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga spoke on the telephone Tuesday ahead of a gathering of all four leaders of the Quad countries — US, India, Japan and Australia.

Japan virus surge weighs down Suga, could put his PM stint in jeopardy

Yoshihide Suga had some of the highest approval ratings for a new PM, but has since seen a dip of 7 percentage points, raising the risk of him being replaced by the ruling party.

Japan considers fines for bars, restaurants to make sure they close early during pandemic

Japan has had the lowest infection & death rates among Group of Seven nations, mostly relying on residents to show self-restraint and businesses to comply with voluntary measures.

PM Modi congratulates Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga, hopes to take strategic ties forward

Suga succeeds Shinzo Abe, who resigned earlier in the day because of ill health. Suga was chosen as the leader of the ruling party Monday.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.