TOKYA || Son of a farmer and coming from an extremely humble background, Yoshihide Suga, has been confirmed as the new Prime Minister of Japan. He succeeds Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation last month citing poor health.
On Monday, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga was elected the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Suga was elected from a joint meeting of party members and local representatives from both houses of the Diet (Parliament).
Suga is the son of a common farmer, his father used to cultivate strawberries. He moved to Tokyo after completing high school in his hometown.
According to a media reports, to meet his expenses, he had to work in a cardboard factory and sometimes in a fish market. In fact, Suga was studying in university with work, he used to get help by running a job here.
After graduation, he joined the corporate world of Japan and started working on a decent salary, but he did not mind here and went into politics.