Questions remain on incoming Japanese PM Suga's policy pledges despite promise to 'reform'

Questions remain on how Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will advance Abenomics in the areas it has not worked.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TOKYO - Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is likely to stay on the course his predecessor, Mr Shinzo Abe, took for the country which is saddled with a host of formidable problems.

He has promised to keep what has seemingly worked, mainly the Abenomics mix of fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and structural reforms which registered nascent success, although gains were wiped out by a recession caused by Covid-19.

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