September 17, 2020

Suga Is “Very Capable,” Kato Tells CBS News

In an article posted on, Research Director Sota Kato characterizes Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister, as “hardworking, very smart, very capable,” whose rise to the top was accomplished without money, connections, or an iconic political surname.

While Suga is regarded as a shrewd, detail-oriented backroom operator, “whether he can build personal relationships” with other world leaders, Kato notes, remains “a question mark.”

“Who Is Japan’s ‘Quiet’ New Leader, and How Will He Work with Donald Trump or Joe Biden?” CBS News

Profile of Research Director Sota Kato