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Analysis: Japan’s Suga in danger of becoming another revolving-door premier

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By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – Struggling with rising coronavirus cases and a deeply unpopular Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is at risk of becoming the next in a long line of short-term leaders. The 72-year-old Suga, long-time right-hand man of former premier Shinzo Abe, has seen his support sink to just over 30% – traditionally considered a danger line for Japanese leaders – from around 70% when he took office last September. Suga took over after Abe, citing ill health, ended a tenure that lasted nearly eight years and made him Japan’s longest-serving premier. Before that,…

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