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Japan's Suga pledges to beef up alliance with U.S. in first news conference

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga poses for a picture following his press conference at LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan September 14, 2020. Nicolas Datiche/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Newly installed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he would implement policies to beef up Tokyo’s alliance with the United States, while hoping to establish stable relationships with China and Russia.

Suga was speaking in his first news conference as prime minister after being in sworn in earlier on Wednesday as the successor to Shinzo Abe.

Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Editing by Alex Richardson