Profession: Prime Minister of Japan
Why Famous: Yoshihide Suga was first elected to Japan's House of Representatives in 1996. After becoming a close ally of Shinzo Abe Suga was elected to cabinet in 2006 when Abe became Prime Minister.
Suga served the country's longest-ever term as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2012-2020, after which when he succeeded Abe as Prime Minister and as head of the Liberal Democratic Party.
- 2020-09-16 Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health
- 2020-10-26 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the country will becomes carbon neutral by 2050
- 2021-01-08 Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level