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Yoshihide Suga

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga

Profession: Prime Minister of Japan

Nationality:
Japan
Japanese

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.

Born: December 6, 1948
Birthplace: Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 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

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