China ties, Taiwan top agenda as race for Japan’s new LDP leader, prime minister heats up

Published Sep 13 2021 at 12:15 AM GMT
  • As the race to replace outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party heats up, Japan’s relations with Beijing – and the issue of Taiwan in particular – has emerged as a top priority for leadership contenders amid the continuing rivalry between China and the US.
  • Taro Kono, Japan’s popular Covid-19 vaccination minister, announced on Friday his candidacy for the LDP leadership, which opened up after Suga said last week that he would be stepping down.



  • Published Sep 13, 2021 12:15 AM GMT