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Japan’s Suga: Won’t stop Abenomics reforms

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary attends a news conference, in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday said he would not stop the Abenomics reforms of outgoing premier Shinzo Abe.

Suga, who is widely seen as the front-runner to succeed Abe, formally announced his candidacy for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership race on Wednesday. The winner of that is widely expected to become the next premier given the party’s majority in the lower house of parliament.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Writing by David Dolan; editing by Andrew Heavens)

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