- Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshide Suga will face challenges on several fronts simultaneously, including China
- A major challenge is how to maintain the pace of progress of the third major economy.
- Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s chief spokesman, Suga was elected Prime Minister by Parliament on Wednesday
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshide Suga has taken command of the country. Yoshihida Suga will have to contend with challenges on many fronts, including China, in the coming times. One of the main challenges is how to maintain the pace of progress of the world’s third largest economy as its population is decreasing as it gets older.
Suga, who was the chief spokesperson of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was elected Prime Minister by Parliament on Wednesday. Abe resigned as Prime Minister due to health reasons. In his first press conference as Prime Minister, Suga made a commitment to work for the public and revive the economy. A major challenge for Japan is that its population is steadily decreasing and the number of older people is increasing.
The country has also recorded a decrease in population for the eighth consecutive year and by 2050 it is likely to decrease by about 40 percent. The aging population is also a concern for the country. More than a third of the population in Akita, Suga’s home area, is over 65 years of age and has declined by more than a third since the 1950s.
Japan’s tension with China is increasing rapidly
Tense relations with China are nothing short of a challenge for the Prime Minister. The Chinese army is continuously infiltrating the area around the Japanese occupied islands. In view of this, Japan is engaged in strengthening its army. Japan is preparing to build a hypersonic anti-ship missile amid growing controversy over islands in the East China Sea.
This Japanese missile will be able to give a befitting reply to any type of snow in China. By the time the radars on the Chinese ship find out about this missile, it will sink their warships as a holocaust. There are many other issues that the art of dealing with will tell the story of Suga’s success or failure as Prime Minister.
China clashed with Japan over islands
There is a dispute between China and Japan over the islands located in the East China Sea. Both countries lay claim to these uninhabited islands. Those are known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaos in China. The administration of these islands has been in Japanese hands since 1972. At the same time, China claims that these islands come under its jurisdiction and Japan should give up its claim. Not only this, the Communist Party of China has even threatened military action to capture it.