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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announces decision to step down

"Suga has declared he will not run in the leadership race to focus in the next remaining weeks on tackling coronavirus but this is an attempt to save face on what has been a largely misfiring and failed premiership." Chris Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, comments on the decision of Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga to resign at the end of the month.

How does wearing a face mask become the cultural norm? Expert comment

The UK Government has begun recommending the wearing of non-medical face coverings in enclosed spaces. Will it become the norm to see people in Britain wearing masks while outside their homes? Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton look at how mask-wearing became the norm in other cultures in this comment piece.

Japan concerned that the US is a 'potentially rather erratic alliance partner'

Professor Christopher Hughes, expert in Japanese politics in University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studfies, comments on Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe's visit to the White House on 7th of June ahead of expected US-North Korea summit and G7 summit.

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 15:42 | Tags: Politics and International Studies, Japan