Hometown in festive mood with Suga set to become PM

The city in northeastern Japan where Yoshihide Suga was born is in a festive mood as he is set to become Japan’s next prime minister on Wednesday, rolling out special items bearing his image.”I’d like to liven up the birth of a homegrown prime minister with goods,” said Ippei Fujita, 36, who has produced T-shirts and fabric bags bearing Suga’s photo at his store in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture.As the city enjoys rare national attention, “It’s important for us to keep conveying the charm of the city,” said Keita Fujita, 41, of the local business support center.Near Suga’s first home in a mountainou…

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