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Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Resigns After Critics Blast His Response to COVID-19

HeadlineSep 03, 2021

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not seek reelection and will resign on September 30, less than a year after he took office. Suga has faced widespread criticism over his mishandling of Japan’s coronavirus response and for pushing ahead with the Olympic and Paralympic Games despite surging COVID-19 numbers. Japan continues to report about 20,000 daily cases, and its overburdened hospitals are turning away thousands of patients each day.

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