Suga, Yoshihide

    Family Name: Suga

    Given Name: Yoshihide

    Party: Liberal Democratic Party

    Role: Chief Cabinet Secretary

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Beginning his political career in the Yokohama City Council, Suga gradually worked his way up through the ranks until he became chief cabinet secretary in 2012. He is probably the most powerful chief cabinet secretary in Japanese history, maintaining his position for years and wielding his authority very strictly over the bureaucrats of the various ministries. Politically, Suga is a hardline conservative with views very similar to the prime minister he serves, Shinzo Abe.

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